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After 7 years of chart topping hits covering an array of genres, Pleasurekraft have announced the release of their debut album “Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations” set for release on 23rd February.
Whether treading into electronica with the album’s existential bookends; “Interiors” and “Last Transmission”, or flexing big-room techno muscles on “The Day the Earth Stood Still” & “Rigel”, there is an indelible fingerprint throughout the 11 tracks that merits continuous listens to reveal its multi-layer depth.
Filled with cinematic and cosmological references throughout, what makes “Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations” truly unique is that it is not merely music for a clubbing experience, but something more, something akin to a musical mission statement; To prove that there is more to dance music than just a 4/4 beat, cliche drug references, and party themed vocals.
From Casey Gerald’s thought-provoking sermon on “G.O.D. (Gospel of Doubt)”, to the searingly cynical “Corpse Reviver Number 1”, this debut album is wholly visceral on a musical and thematic level.
Having established a firm reputation for creating standout productions since the release of the now iconic “Tarantula”, Pleasurekraft‘s musical evolution has moved towards a much tougher, atmospheric blend of melodic techno in recent years, comprised of big room drums, soaring breaks, and smart, unpredictable vocals. This self-dubbed “cosmic techno” sound has garnered support from a range of techno heavyweights, including Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Nicole Moudaber & many more.
While “Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations” is certainly dressed in full techno regalia, it’s pulsing heart yearns toward a greater understanding of the Cosmos, and humanity’s place within it.
Out 23rd February on Kraftek Music.