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Embassy 516

Embassy 516

Embassy 516


EMBASSY 516 are a dream pop / shoegaze band from the ancient Dubrovnik, located on the Adriatic coast, which they find influential on their „laid back sound”. This audio-visual conceptual project started on 18 November 2006, leading to carrying out the initial idea to date. Sounds and images filling the structure of this modern 'embassy' is a result of the hard working collective that is striving for more. Their debut album „Surveillance of the Environment” will be published on 16 May 2012 under Geenger Records. Read more on Last.fm
EMBASSY 516 are a dream pop / shoegaze band from the ancient Dubrovnik, located on the Adriatic coast, which they find influential on their „laid back sound”. This audio-visual conceptual project started on 18 November 2006, leading to carrying out the initial idea to date. Sounds and images filling the structure of this modern 'embassy' is a result of the hard working collective that is striving for more. Their debut album „Surveillance of the Environment” will be published on 16 May 2012 under Geenger Records. The title of the 12-piece collection is taken from the Three Step Communiciaton Theory introduced by the leading American political scientist and communications theorist Harold Lasswell: 1.Surveillance of the environment 2.Correlation of components of society 3.Cultural transmission between generation During their demo era that lasted for six years, the band made some significant actions - took the main stages at prominent festivals with the names like Massive Attack, The Flaming Lips, Ladytron, Broken Social Scene, Martina Topley-Bird, etc. A praiseworthy success was reaped with the demo - release S.o.E.

in 2008. EMBASSY 516 spent the year of 2011 in Kramasonik Studio in Zagreb with the producer Hrvoje Nikšić, and assistant sound engineer Neven Marinac. The renowned producer Tom Baker was entrusted with the mastering of the record, as the engineer from Precision Mastering studio in Hollywood who produced works by: Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Marilyn Manson, Ministry, Rob Zombie and many other award (Oscar, Grammy) winning music names. The first digital single „Souverain Bien” was released 1 March 2012 and accompanied with two other songs offered to free download: acoustic B-side of Souverain Bien from 2009 and Aftermath. The debut single Souverain Bien is supported by a music video directed by Zlatko Tomić.

The video shoot took place in the town’s theatre in Dubrovnik. It showcases the return to the past (actress Katia Kozina) to one’s former and younger self, whereas the band imply the social critique donning dark uniforms and black bindings on their faces. The premise alludes to the action being independent from space and time. The video is choreographed by Deana Popović and female dancers from the dance studio „Dea”.

The video had premiere on 16 April 2012 on MTV Adria. EMBASSY 516 and „Surveillance Of The Environment” are ‘powered by MTV’ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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