Phonettes is the project around the songs of Amsterdam based singer-songwriter and filmcomposer Daan Hofman. He is known for his lyrical Dutch theatre songs and music for the stage.
About two years ago, with only an analog synthesizer, two guitars and a computer, he started writing material from scratch. He wrote, produced and played all the tracks on the coming EP ‘Algorithm Love’.
The songs of Phonettes are shaped by Minimalistic beats with dreamy vocal choirs, pickin’ guitars and warm analog synthsounds, even flirting with lay back techno, but preserving the song as its beating heart.
‘Wide Awake’ is the very first single of Phonettes. A mix of acoustic songs with electronics. We hear the analog synth sounds circling around the whisper of an acoustic guitar. In this little song about the clear visions that a sleepless nights can bring, David Silvian meets Stranger Things. A tasty appetizer for what is to come.
Second single Now We've Lost It All takes the listener back to early Pink Floyd 60s days.