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The Sweet Wait


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Been counting hours I think I’m on to something No, I’m not afraid of missing out on anything Cos’ now I can see, and it all will fall away I let it fall, fall away Fall away, away, away I’m playing with it at the end of a line Dark opens the way The dark opens the way Don’t be afraid Open the way
Starseed 04:59
I don’t live in this world and I can’t escape myself When there’s one cloud See it rise to the middle of the sky Everytime you turn a corner in your mind My heart won’t play, I said from the start Fear is what will tear you apart Don’t put the stars out, let them shine in the sky All of your wants, all of your needs Are answered when you’re on your knees To get what you want, you don’t have to plead Just loosen your grip and let it be Don’t put the stars out Beautiful pieces of light, let them shine
We’re rushing for no reason at all I never said my way was better than yours But you’re barely able to hold it all together Even though it seems like is under control Nothing, nothing under control
Opa 06:10
Is it all in me? Is this all that I could be? I wanna find out Will it keep me warm? Warm, as I lay down It’s all in me And I know now that it’s mine to keep I will keep it warm
Panacea 03:58
And if you’re aching Tell me how much And if you’re aching all the time I know you’re warm and tender We won’t let them win You’ve got your head in a cloud That won’t move on without a storm But you’ll figure it out And you’ll get all you needed over time
Long have I waited for low tide Listening carefully, I fell behind All the words spoken would bring the light Softly woken by your side I am maintaining focus between the tides You can be as cold as you want, I will be the fire All is silent, you’re safe tonight When the fear that makes the body tighten finally subsides Hold it delicately and stay between the lines Soon you will feel the weight is lifted from your mind Every star that I see burns deep into my eyes All these memories will be the way we survive
Hypnagogia 04:46
---------Another time In the deep dark of the night When I feel the most alive ---------Laying awake For a little while I am inbetween two lives ---------On the other side, but maybe I’m not inbetween You know your love is worth more than anything ---------You are wanted I’m arriving nowhere ---------Hold on high After travelling thousands of miles ---------And I know And I know that you will be there ---------Don’t apologize But not until a little while ---------I am nowhere And all the love that you have is everything ---------Stay, before a light will go out on With all of this time here ---------Time/Always in the middle/Another time You know your love is worth more than anything Stay ---------Another time
Nacre 05:12
You may stumble as you get far away from... We know what they’re like Oh baby, move away cos it’s not your style I left it for you to find it Pull away and hold on Every day we’re burning bright Erase them from your life Only on my fingertips will you ever find it And I’ll never hide it from view Oh I want you to find it Ooh now, it’s gonna rain all day We’re falling again and wrapped in fire From the place we’ve been Floating down with eyes ablaze And then we say goodbye, and we’re gone
You are down here again Hope never finds us where we lie Feel the sunlight, always How long will they stay among us? There is hope inside We will be high above the aether And there, we’ll wait


Collaboration between Spanish ambient/experimental composer Pepo Galán and Australian dream pop musician Karen Vogt. American composer Akira Rabelais contributes codas to "Panacea" and "Above The Aether". Guests include Jolanda Moletta (SHE OWL) backing vocals , Mark Beazley (ROTHKO/BAND OF HOLY JOY) bass, Achim Färber (AUTOMAT) drums and Simon McCorry on cello. Album photography by Aurélie Scouarnec. Vinyl design by Caro Mikalef (Cabina).

Vinyl also available from:
US - A Thousand Arms www.athousandarms.com/collections/galan-vogt
UK - Norman Records bit.ly/3bjvzA5
AUS - Rocksteady Records. Email: pat@rocksteadyrecords.com.au
JAP - TobiraRecords bit.ly/3rPLL5w
WORLD - Juno Records bit.ly/30hz4VR

FLUID RADIO (UK) " Taking in dark ambient, dreampop, shoegaze, neo-classical, and ambient elements... a beautiful blurring between Pepo’s elegant, sweeping, and deeply textured ambient soundscapes and Karen’s vocals " bit.ly/3Bcy4Pb

INIQUITOUS GLORY (UK) "Galán’s music is majestic and utterly compelling. It has the rare quality of being incredibly subtle whilst feeling totally absorbing, transporting you to a place of reflection and thought. That is aided by Vogt’s lyrics, which can be melancholic and even dark but somehow manage to raise you up, to make you aware, and to get you thinking. There is an existential edge to some of the songs, heightened by Vogt’s vocal delivery which is unreservedly unique and devastatingly beautiful" bit.ly/322afgU

RATE YOUR MUSIC (US) "The standout here for me was Opa, and is perhaps my favorite track of the year. There's a very deep, indescribable feeling inside it that gives me chills even after listening to it countless times. It was also the first track I've heard off the record, since the first time I heard it was on a set on WFMU by my friend and radio tutor, and I was completely floored by it; I couldn't believe a song like that existed, but it's true, and it's really amazing." bit.ly/32kWWse

POST-PUNK . COM (US) "A dark and beautiful ambient dream pop collaboration in GALÁN VOGT’s “Starseed”... weaves elements of dark ambient, dream pop, shoegaze, experimental, drone, and neo-classical music with the beautiful, haunting single" bit.ly/3kXXSci

SOWHAT (ITALY) "... the virtuous balance between melodic and rarefied ambient, an effective blend capable of highlighting the two souls of the project without defining dominant hierarchies. The vaporous flows arising from the combination of guitar drones, piano resonances and electronic textures create the perfect substrate... it is worth highlighting [the contribution] of Akira Rabelais - who was entrusted with the creation of an extension to the songs... capable of expanding the sound landscape towards haunting vaguely ghostly horizons and the finishing work in the mastering phase of Rafael Anton Irisarri." bit.ly/3ALTVNQ

TEXTURA (CAN) "Galán, whose work has appeared as part of Kompakt's Pop Ambient series, doesn't overwhelm Vogt's voice... even when the music swells epically, her delivery ensures a feeling of intimacy remains... Processed guitar, piano, and electronic textures blur together in the backdrop, over which Vogt's slow unfurl appears, her voice positioned so high in the mix it feels like it's whispering in your ear...While one could spend time trying to classify the material, it resists being easily slotted into ambient, dreampop, shoegaze, or any other category. The Sweet Wait could be described as an alluring set of vocal-driven meditations, but one is better advised to simply surrender to the music's intoxicating pull. " bit.ly/3EZ7MTA

A DECOUVRIR ABSOLUMENT (FR) " Pepo and Karen seem to construct a mysticism without code or grammar, including the codes of a haunted pop... The Sweet Wait is a pocket of air, a lagoon on a sea on fire...Masterfully chilling, prodigiously comforting." bit.ly/3uiHvuk

FOXY DIGITALIS (US) "When the overcast skies begin to part, those first stray beams of light pierce the veil, like celestial spotlights searching the ground for answers to questions not yet asked. Karen Vogt’s voice on “Panacea” propels the pristine stillness of Pepo Galán’s composition into motion, languidly moving from cloud to cloud, a weightless angel pulling the planetary strings." bit.ly/3kVEIEF

BACKSEAT MAFIA (UK/AUS) "Vogt’s magical vocals are stunning: naked and exposed over a wash of ambience and a distant piano, with double tracked vocal interludes that are ethereal and ghostly.....The overall effect is something glittering and beautiful, filled with a deep and rich melancholy that hides within its dark heart a spark of hope and resilience." bit.ly/3ASikBh

WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT (ITALY/US) "Soft glowing auras cut in minimal tinkling piano keys expand droning synth modulations to shiver anxiously under long drawn outbreaths of beautiful, atmospheric female vocals releasing cathartic inhibitions. " bit.ly/3maMM3o

MOTHS AND GIRAFFES (UK) "GALÁN / VOGT is a collaboration that has the potential to go beyond this single album. They’ve created a rounded collection of songs that at no point sound clunky or unnatural, but often like they were simply meant to be. The Sweet Wait is immersive, thought-provoking and expansive. Let’s hope there is more to come." bit.ly/3Lc6Heb

DESTROY/EXIST (US) "A merger of earthy slowcore and dreampop sounds with more ethereal dark ambient minimal, experimental, drone, and neoclassical music enters all expressive to grip the listener and produce a highly dreamlike sensation." bit.ly/3NdvleH


released November 12, 2021

All songs by GALÁN / VOGT © 2021
Recorded in Málaga and Paris
Mixing and production: Pepo Galán and Karen Vogt
Mastering: Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio
Coda for tracks 5 & 9: Akira Rabelais
Backing vocals on tracks 2 & 8: Jolanda Moletta
Drums on track 6: Achim Färber
Bass on track 7: Mark Beazley
Cello on track 9: Simon McCorry
Photography: Aurélie Scouarnec www.aureliescouarnec.com
Graphic Design: Caro Mikalef at Cabina www.espaciocabina.com.ar
Released on Editions Furioso: www.editionsfurioso.com


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GALÁN / VOGT is a collaboration between Spanish ambient experimental composer Pepo Galán and Australian dream pop vocalist and musician Karen Vogt.

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