Vaselyne has build-up to the upcoming album release with 3 fantastic EPs - “Winter” “Here To Begin” and “Shame”. All three received high praise, especially in the German dark music press, and gave us a wonderful preview of their “The Sea Says” Album.
Good Albums are more than just a collection of great tracks but also a well-told story. A great record takes you on a journey with mountains to climb, oceans to navigate and a depth of emotions to explore. Vaselyne’s true magic becomes especially apparent in this format. It really allows them to fully display their musical prowess and ability to take their audience on an almost spiritual quest. “The Sea Says” tells stories of loss, burned bridges, and new beginnings. In short Vaselyne talks about life in a compelling and beautiful way. And like the Sirens of old, Yvette Winkler's voice captures your heart by the sweetness of her song, while Frank Weyzig draws from his storied career and adds a depth of musical mastery that is equally breathtaking. Together they create one of the most exciting new voices in their genre
Dark Wave with a glow is how the band presents their music and it seems like an apt description. Darkness permeates the soul of their music but there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel. It is that spirit that captures the imagination of the listener and makes Vaselyne a force to be reckoned with. "The Sea Says" will enthrall you with its magic!
Das Frühjahr beginnt mit einem wohltuenden Klangbonbon für die gestresste Seele/
Spring begins with a benevolent soundscape for stressed souls
Sonic Seducer / Breda Massmann
"Poetry in Motion"
Orkus Magazine / Claudia Zinn_Zinnenburg
Dutch duo VASELYNE cover the TORI AMOS classic ‘Winter’ and it is no disaster. In fact, it’s a triumph. The fragile vulnerability of the original is given a bold, orchestrated swoosh while losing none of the sheer beauty that makes this so special. The layered vocals and harmonies here are lush and organic, and what was once perhaps a barely noticed snowdrop bobbing around in a frosty breeze, now becomes a whole field of them, commanding your attention and dazzling you with their defiant show of resilience and prettiness.
Vaselyne is a collaboration between Dutch singer Yvette Winkler and Dutch musician and producer Frank Weyzig. A mutual artistic curiosity gave birth to their VASELYNE project in the spring of 2011. One can safely assume that to hold tenure in VASELYNE, you'd best exhibit the deepest level of commitment to what the band stands for. Influenced by bands like Porcupine Tree and Blackfield, Vaselyne could remain one of ambient-alternative rock's most intelligent and gifted technical bands. (Markus Seibel / medicine-mag).
Both members have a track record that speaks for itself. Yvette Winkler was co-founder of Dutch band "Sea of Souls" (2006). You can listen to her vocal work on Pieter Nooten's album "Here is Why" (2010), for which she sang some of the lead- and backing vocals. Frank Weyzig is a Dutch producer, composer, and band member, known for his contribution to the original line-up for "Clan of Xymox" and his work for indie new wave band "Born For Bliss".
Vaselyne continues to innovate upon their unique form of art-ambient/alternative and at the end of the day, it's actually the ease with which Vaselyne serves up this versatility, making the music go by in a flash ( Markus Seibel/ medicine-mag.com).. Vaselyne has so far released four albums on German label Echozone: ‘Earthbound’ EP (2012), their full-length debut album ‘The Fire Within’ (2013), ‘In Dreams’ EP (2015) and ‘Fragile’ EP (2016).
In the spring of 2018, after a two-year hiatus, the band picked up things where they left and Vaselyne contributed to the new Textbeak (Michael Szewczyk) album, “Sick for Songs a Season Eats”, produced by John Fryer. For this album, Yvette wrote and sang the lyrics for “Legion_err” and both Frank and Yvette have written and sung the lyrics for “Information Medicine” a track with Mark Stewart of “The Pop Group”. Frank also added the electric guitar parts for this track. Others who contributed to this album release are John Fryer, Lynette Cerezo (Bestial Mouths), Searmanas and Mark Stewart (The Pop Group). Yvette also collaborated with IAMTHESHADOW, John Fryer’s Black Needle Noise, Jean-Marc Lederman, Attrition, and Junksista. Frank worked with Kelly Cook ( ex- Moev) on their new project “Tearing The BlackBox”. Their first two singles ‘Devil World’ and 'Breathe', were released in 2021.
Vaselyne now finished recording their upcoming album. The first single of that album is a ballad “Waiting to Exhale”. The video for this track was made by Dutch filmmaker Dorothee Meddens. The new album includes collaborations with Lynette Cerezo from Bestial Mouths, Searmanas, John Fryer ( Black Needle Noise, NIN, Prayers, This Mortal Coil, and HIM), and Michael Aliani from Chiron/Ikon.
In the fall of 2021, Vaselyne signed with COP International. Their first official release on COP International was "The Winter EP", released December 2021, followed by their “Here to Begin” EP in March 2022 and the “Shame” EP in May 2022. In June 2022 Vaselyne released their long awaited full album “The Sea Says”…
released June 3, 2022
All tracks written by Vaselyne
Yvette Winkler: vocals | lyrics.
Frank Weyzig: instruments | arrangements | production
track 03 - additional lyrics by Frank Weyzig
track 05 - written by PJ Harvey
track 07 - written by Oceansize (Ellis, Heron, Vennart, Ingram, Durose)
track 09 - lyrics by Frank Weyzig / additional lyrics by Yvette Winkler
track 10 - lyrics by Searmanas and Yvette Winkler / music by Frank Weyzig and Searmanas
track 11 - lyrics by Frank Weyzig / additional lyrics by Yvette Winkler / music by John Fryer
- guest vocals on ‘Here to Begin’ by Lynette Cerezo
- additional string arrangements on ‘Under Your Skin by Einar Ihle
- additional vocal on ‘Under Your Skin’ by Frank weyzig
- solo violin on ‘Waiting to Exhale’ performed by Einar Ihle
- lead vocal on ‘Shame’ by Frank Weyzig
- flute on ‘One Day All this could be Yours’ performed by Rina Vervoort
- flute on ‘Pair of Three’ performed by Rina Vervoort
- guest vocal on ‘Forever After’ by Michael Aliani
- solo violin on ‘Forever After’ performed by Einar Ihle
- guest vocal and synths on ‘Love Failed to Save Me’ by Searmanas
- additional vocal on ‘Down’ by Frank Weyzig
- instruments on ‘Down’ performed, arranged and produced by John Fryer
recorded, arranged, mixed and produced by Frank Weyzig
at B4B Studio, Amsterdam
mastered by Martin Bowes
• Earthbound (2012)
• In Dreams (2015)
• Fragile (2016)
• Waiting to Exhale (2021)
• Winter (2021)
• Here to Begin (2022)
• Shame (2022)
• Under Your Skin (2023)
• The Fire Within (2013)
• The Sea Says (2022)