January 14, 2017


Flore Diamant



Available 10th February


“Artificial Rush” is intoxicating, drawing from warped, late-night jazz, abstract electronica, and the brooding sensuality of trip-hop. The result is three-and-a-bit minutes of sonic elegance, with slinking synth pulses that coil around crisp percussion and lead-weight bass – it’s a song that melts into the ether, summoning big, smoggy atmospheres and dragging you heart first into a den of opiate warmth.”
The Line Of Best Fit

Brought together by a shared passion to create deep, forward thinking music, SANDSCAPE unveil their debut single “Artificial Rush”. A brooding and emotive track, it draws the listener in to a world of sliding shadows, brooding avant-garde progression and cascading layers of expansive production. Drenched in atmosphere and emotive lyrics, it tells a story of temporary highs, sugar rushes, short-term satisfaction and self-deception.

Formed by producer Dan Sonabend & vocalist Eliza Shaddad, the duo draw on their jazz and electronic background (as well as their respective Israeli and Arab heritages) to create dark, intimate and experimental songs. Sonabend, born to English and Iraqi parents and raised in Tel Aviv, made his reputation as a bassist and arranger before gravitating towards film scoring and music production. His background as a performer and experience as a media composer merge into a fresh and unique production style, composing and orchestrating scores for films such as Act/or, Butterfly Kisses and BBC TV series Redwater and working with artists such as Fictonian, Culprate and Rob McVey.

Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents with deep artistic heritage, Eliza has gained support from the likes of The Sunday Times, Scotland on Sunday, i-D Magazine, Stereogum and FADER, as well as airplay across stations such as BBC Radio 1, 2, 6Music, BBC Radio Scotland, and XFM. Her 2016 E.P “Run” (Released on UK Label Beatnik Creative) was hailed as “A stunning piece of work” by Shortlist and championed by tastemakers such as Zane Lowe and Julie Adenuga (Beats 1) and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) it received overwhelming grassroots blog support, culminating in repeat stretches as the ‘Most Blogged Artist’ in the world on Hype Machine.

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