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out now: Planetary Assault Systems – The Messenger [Ostgut Ton]

August 25, 2011
 

Artist:
Planetary Assault Systems

 

Title:
The Messenger

 

Label: 
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#: 
OSTGUTCD20, OSTGUTLP10

 

Release Date: 
24th October 2011

 

Format: 
CD, LP & digital

 

Tracklist CD:
01)
Railer (Further Exploration)

02)
Beauty In The Fear

03)
Human Like Us

04)
Bell Blocker

05)
Wriss

06)
Movement 12

07)
Call From The East

08)
Kray Squid

09)
Rip The Cut

10)
Motif

11)
Cold Bolster

12)
BlackTea

 

Tracklist vinyl:
A1)
Beauty In Fear

A2)
Bell Blocker

B1)
Wriss

B2)
Call From The East

B3)
Motif

C1)
Rip The Cut

C2)
Human Like Us

D1)
Black Tea

D2)
Cold Bolster

 

Tracklist digital:
01)
Railer (Further Exploration)

02)
Beauty In The Fear

03)
Human Like Us

04)
Bell Blocker

05)
Wriss

06)
Movement 12

07)
Call From The East

08)
Kray Squid

09)
Rip The Cut

10)
Motif

11)
Cold Bolster

12)
BlackTea

13)
The Messenger – continuous DJ mix

 

Press Info:
The Planetary Assault Systems project has been active for some 15 years now, channeling an exploratory theme into cutting edge, non-conformist techno for the clubs but also for listening at home. His previous album for Ostgut Ton, “Temporary Suspension”, re- instated that classic P.A.S sound and found the dextrous artist touring even more with this tougher, purist techno aesthetic.

And yet again Slater maintains his prolific output with the announcement of “The Messenger”. In his own words it’s a project that stays very true and honest to the Planetary Assault Systems goal: a journey of discovery, to create new sounds which are not otherwise present in club music at this time.

From the album’s beautiful introduction track “Railer (Further Exploration)”, which floats through the bubbling ether before leading into the mysterious depths of “Beauty In The Fear”, it is clear that Slater’s role as sound explorer and adventurer has been dutifully fulfilled. With the sense of timing that can only be expected from such an experienced DJ and musician, we are led through a series of stand out tracks, where no one feels less pure, yet each has their own voice.

Indeed there’s a strong club element present here – Slater play-tested all the tracks and employed a careful editing process to make sure they all fit the description. Highly playable works of club-intended sound art, early heavy moments like “Bell Blocker” or the playful “Wriss” give way to even more severe messages as “Kray Squid” pulses onto the radar with magnetic energy. The drum barrage of “Rip The Cut” speaks directly to the dancefloor, perhaps the most rhythmically intense moment of the album, which is not to be put lightly as the rolling, filtering tones of “Cold Bolster” and “Black Tea” urge us further into perfectly frenetic moments.

“The Messenger” is a great tribute to all true explorers out there, striving to find enlightenment or chasing what Slater describes as the “undamental wave”.

 

Record release party:
29th October 2011 @ Berghain, Berlin

>>> Planetary Assault Systems live
>>> Shifted
>>> James Ruskin
>>> Norman Nodge

RSVP @ Resident Advisor

 

Review (5/5 stars):
Planetary Assault Systems are back with a new album on Berlin’s famous techno label Ostgut Ton

And once again it is a masterpiece. Starting slowly in the eastern atmosphere the system engine gets more and more power and rings the bells to rip cuts.

Great stuff…. looking forward to see the performance at the record release at Berghain.

 

Listen:

 

Free download:
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Unoffficial Videos:
“Bell Blocker”

“Human Like Us”

“Beauty In The Fear”

Videos “Bell Blocker” & “Human Like Us” created by the29nov films. “Beauty In The Fear” was created by Sol.

 

Buy:
Ostgut Ton (CD)
Ostgut Ton (vinyl)
Juno (CD)
Juno (vinyl)
JunoDownload (digital)
Deejay.de (CD)
Deejay.de (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
Amazon GER (CD)
Amazon GER (vinyl)
Amazon UK (CD)
Amazon UK (vinyl)
Amazon US (CD)
Amazon US (vinyl)
decks.de (CD)
decks.de (vinyl)
Boomkat (CD)
Boomkat (vinyl)
Boomkat (digital)
iTunes (digital)
more soon

 

Websites:
Luke Slater
Ostgut Ton
Planetary Assault Systems

 
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