Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel met in college in Duesseldorf, Germany, and quickly began to make music together as Grandbrothers. Sarp is a trained classical jazz pianist and Vogel works with synthesizers and electromechanical hammers. On “Naive Rider,” one of the first tastes of their debut album, Dilation, Sarp’s playing evokes Bruce Hornsby for me, but it’s tempered with Vogel’s percussive elements and light synth flourishes. Watch the song unfold in a laser light show constructed by Warped Type.
Dilation is out 3/23 via the German label FILM.