Beats In Space boss Tim Sweeney's natural habitat is behind the decks on his radio show, but this month he steps into producer mode as one half of new project T & P with German house head Phillip Lauer. "Garden of Tears," streaming below, is taken from their debut EP Shoot The Freak, and it's an addicting slice of cold electro-pop with humanoid synth "vocals." Film sync people, get out your checkbooks.
"When playing together at Robert Johnson [nightclub] in Frankfurt, Tim and I spent some time at Pyramid 2 Studio," Lauer told The FADER over email. "From our collaboration sprung what sounded like an amateur Beach Boys track without the beaches, 'Garden Of Tears.' I don't remember exactly where the song title came from… Perhaps from Tim crying once again? Or the German word for 'zoo': tiergarten.”
"This is a song about a depressed robot that just had his heart broken (again), and is singing 10CC's 'I'm Not In Love' at the German tiergarten," confirms Sweeney.
T & P's Shoot The Freak EP is out via Beats In Space (buy here).