In 2007 Macro gained recognition with the groundbreaking “Lunatic Fringe” EP. The label’s 2008 follow up was as innovative - introducing the first external artist signing of the label - Tuomi, as well as Stefan Goldmann’s 1st ever production for a band. Tuomi is a trio of voice, piano and double bass, lead by singer Kristiina Tuomi. Touring the globe from Europe to Bahrain to South Korea, Tuomi perform a unique blend of superb songwriting and acoustic chamber composition.
For their Macro debut, the trio is joined by live strings and an array of electronics, synths and drum machines, taking their signature concept to the dancefloor in full effect. The result is stunningly adventurous house music. The title track “Expense of Spirit” comes with a mind blowing bass line, acting as a catchy counterpoint to the deep acoustic chords and strings. The B side also holds a minimalistic dub version. “Mourning Eyes” and “Expense Miniature” reach far beyond the dancefloor, being another prime example of Macro’s experimental direction. A pioneering four track EP showcasing what is possible at the junction of acoustic and electronic music today.
Tuomi are: Kristiina Tuomi - voice Carsten Daerr - piano Carlos Bica - double bass, featuring: Margherita Biederbick - violin Hannah Klein - viola Stefan Goldmann - synth bass, drum machines, processing
released March 17, 2008
Vocals – Kristiina Tuomi
Double Bass – Carlos Bica
Piano – Carsten Daerr
Synth Bass, Drum Machines, Processing – Stefan Goldmann
Viola – Hannah Klein
Violin – Margherita Biederbick
Recorded by Wolfgang Loos
Mixed by Hrolfur Vagnsson, Stefan Goldmann
Mastered by Rashad Becker
Producer – Stefan Goldmann, Tuomi
Artwork – Viet Hoa Le