Ewian is a music project from Germany. The most common styles used by fans to describe the music are Shoegaze, Noise Pop and Alternative Rock. Head of the project is Ewian Christensen, who is the main songwriter, lead singer and pianist. Typical for the sound is an energetic "wall of sound" created by the usage of a distorted electric piano. For Ewian Christensen it´s the perfect way to add a twisted and broken touch to the otherwise bittersweet and melancholy vibe.

Members:
Ewian Christensen
Benjamin Lachance

Discography:
- March 2013: We will never grow old (EP)

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Halftime!

After several hundred hours of recording and composing we are finally through with half of the new album.
As far as I can judge, you won´t be disappointed, that´s for sure!
Time to lean back and enjoy the first touch of spring…

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mourningrituals:

Ewian: A Musical Journey
By all rights, I should not be writing this. I’m not a music journalist, and although I have some background in music, I am not an expert in the field. Yet, here I am. Why? Because I know what I like, and I liked what I heard. Ewian. 
Before they followed me on Twitter, I admit I’d never run across them. They have two videos posted on YouTube, but they’d not been shown to me as recommended listening at the end of other videos I’ve watched, and their hit count was not what one would consider high. As a lover of music, however, I encourage you to help that number of hits, increase. And here’s why…
Ewian’s experienced musicians know what they’re doing. Part of a former group, the current duo consists of Ewian Christiansen and Benjamin Lechance. Their sound is much more rich than you’d expect from a turned-digital duo. The music has a melancholy flavor, but there is hope within it that would make Coldplay proud, and the piano lends it all a charmed touch. The digitization isn’t a cover-up either, just a means to compensate for lack of skill. No, this is real, if with a whimsical flair.
As a fan of Muse, Radiohead, and The Smiths, the sounds I heard were not new to me, but having it overlap in a single project’s music, definitely was. Yes, the reality is all there, with no rough undercurrents to mar the surface. The music from this German combination has a nearly seamless transition from one ‘voice’ to the other, and I wasn’t the only person that noticed it. (Thank you to Katie for confirming what I had suspected, but wasn’t sure I should write here.) If you enjoy any of the groups just mentioned, you need to wander into Ewian territory. 
The lyrics, they play along well on their own scale. ‘Voices in Your Head’ may contain cartoon imagery, but the emotions discussed are quite real, and anyone that has ever struggled with the rise above depression will recognize this. The grayscale doesn’t become mocking, but it does correctly portray that level of feeling-and the quickfire way in which everyday life can drag you under. Even in this, however, there is a fluttering of renewal. See the video, and you’ll understand what I mean. ‘We Will Never Grow Old’ is at the opposite end of the spectrum, being am upbeat, colorful jaunt. You can almost imagine scaling mountains, and the video depicts skydivers plunging hundreds of feet, but the light in this piece never goes out. 
If you are ready to start out on this musical journey, and see what they have to share, view their site at: http://www.ewian-music.com/ or on Twitter via @_Ewian_ 

mourningrituals:

Ewian: A Musical Journey

By all rights, I should not be writing this. I’m not a music journalist, and although I have some background in music, I am not an expert in the field. Yet, here I am. Why? Because I know what I like, and I liked what I heard. Ewian. 

Before they followed me on Twitter, I admit I’d never run across them. They have two videos posted on YouTube, but they’d not been shown to me as recommended listening at the end of other videos I’ve watched, and their hit count was not what one would consider high. As a lover of music, however, I encourage you to help that number of hits, increase. And here’s why…

Ewian’s experienced musicians know what they’re doing. Part of a former group, the current duo consists of Ewian Christiansen and Benjamin Lechance. Their sound is much more rich than you’d expect from a turned-digital duo. The music has a melancholy flavor, but there is hope within it that would make Coldplay proud, and the piano lends it all a charmed touch. The digitization isn’t a cover-up either, just a means to compensate for lack of skill. No, this is real, if with a whimsical flair.

As a fan of Muse, Radiohead, and The Smiths, the sounds I heard were not new to me, but having it overlap in a single project’s music, definitely was. Yes, the reality is all there, with no rough undercurrents to mar the surface. The music from this German combination has a nearly seamless transition from one ‘voice’ to the other, and I wasn’t the only person that noticed it. (Thank you to Katie for confirming what I had suspected, but wasn’t sure I should write here.) If you enjoy any of the groups just mentioned, you need to wander into Ewian territory. 

The lyrics, they play along well on their own scale. ‘Voices in Your Head’ may contain cartoon imagery, but the emotions discussed are quite real, and anyone that has ever struggled with the rise above depression will recognize this. The grayscale doesn’t become mocking, but it does correctly portray that level of feeling-and the quickfire way in which everyday life can drag you under. Even in this, however, there is a fluttering of renewal. See the video, and you’ll understand what I mean. ‘We Will Never Grow Old’ is at the opposite end of the spectrum, being am upbeat, colorful jaunt. You can almost imagine scaling mountains, and the video depicts skydivers plunging hundreds of feet, but the light in this piece never goes out. 

If you are ready to start out on this musical journey, and see what they have to share, view their site at: http://www.ewian-music.com/ or on Twitter via @_Ewian_ 

Song number three

Song number three of the new album is recorded!

After deep, darkly themes like Cutting, Schizophrenia and Near-death experience it´s rather something solid & straight this time - a true story of life.

Name: Good old underground
Style: Shoegaze, Dreampunk

Thus - the album production is going well, we´re highly inspired and in a state of flow.