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Dancing Suns

The World is the first single from the project Goldmine.
It is proclamation of the joy of life, about taking the reins in to one's own hands and lifting the spirits beyond the weight of the earth.
The B-side is Safe, a song written in Mexico when Nina threw caution to the wind and travelled alone for two months.
It is a prayer to oneself about finding safety within when one is feeling at her peril.

Goldmine is the new album from Nina Hynes. She is releasing it under the band name Dancing Suns as it is a collaboration with Fabien Leseure.
Sean Carpio completed the band's initial session of arranging and musical composition based around Nina's songs.

Nina and Fabien continued for a year and a half in Cellbridge, Berlin and Brussels digging in the mine, through thick and thin, until they felt the gold was struck.
The truth is the gold was mined way back but it took some time for them to actually see it and touch it with their hands.
Over the year and a half, they employed 27 musicians and a choir.

In 2007, they moved to Berlin, bought a van and went touring.
9 months later, their baby girl Caia was born.
Nina stayed in for a few years and wrote songs while Caia was asleep.
In 2011, she successfully crowd-funded the money for the record.
It was recorded in a few places around Europe but mostly in a ballroom under the magical spell of Pickering Forest, Cellbridge through the kindness of the last princess of Lithuania.
It was mixed in the famous and eerie Funkhaus , Berlin, home to the Russian radio station of DDR times.

The idea for the record is a story.
A folk story that takes you to the last days of the world through the deep west carrying the nostalgia of a 1970's french art film.
The dream is to first play the album live with an orchestra and a choir and then to make the film of the story Goldmine.
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Background:
Nina Hynes has been writing songs since she was 8.
She has released 3 previous albums(Creation:1999, Staros:2002, Really Really Do:2007) and various EPs.
At an early age, she toured with experimental composer Hector Zazou and Brian Eno collaborator Harold Budd.
Jane Birkin covered one of Nina's songs on one of Hector Zazou's last albums, Strong Currents.
She has toured in America and Europe and has played many supports including Roxy Music, Terry Callier, Smog, Stereolab, Cat Power, Julee Cruise, David Gray, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice.
Nina has a 2 year diploma in sound engineering and music technology.
She loves Christmas songs and cooking.
Fabien Leseure
In his own words, he is mostly a musician.
He studied sound engineering at the Conservatoire in Paris and the legendary Black Box studio, France.
He has worked on many albums and currently runs a studio for Anton Newcombe from The Brian Jonestone Massacre.
Sean Carpio is a multi-instrumentalist composer/performer based in Dublin, Ireland. He is a member of the Mikkel Ploug Trio and Quartet, Henri Texier's Skydancers Trio, and has a collaborative art practice with visual artist Mark Garry. He leads a four piece instrumental pop group based in Copenhagen, Denmark called the WoWos.
 

They are all part of the collectives:A=Apple, Sending Letters to the Sea and A Generous Act with Mark Garry who designed the layout of the artwork for Goldmine, using the photos of Ivi Rebova.

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