Efdemin’s upcoming album, New Atlantis, will be released via Ostgut Ton on February 15 on 2x12”, CD, and digital formats. This record will mark the Berghain/Panorama Bar resident's fourth full-length and his first solo release on the Berlin label, and follows his previous albums on Dial.
Over eight tracks, we're told that New Atlantis oscillates between fast, kaleidoscopic techno, multilayered drones, and acoustic instrumentation, fusing for the first time Efdemin's deep dancefloor productions with his sound art and experimental music projects as Phillip Sollmann.
The album draws inspiration from Francis Bacon’s unfinished 17th century novel of the same name, which describes a fictional island devoted to social progress through the synthesis of art, science, technology and fashion. In the story, Bacon imagines futuristic ‘sound houses,' which contain musical instruments capable of recreating the entirety of the sounds of the universe.
Like previous Efdemin albums on Dial, New Atlantis veers off the techno path to explore other musical territory. Here however, Sollmann occasionally "abandons the club entirely, returning only to push its boundaries with other instruments, mythologies and psychedelic story telling," we're told.
A1. Oh, Lovely Appearance Of Death
A2. Good Winds
B. New Atlantis
C1. At The Stranger’s House
C2. A Land Unknown
D1. Black Sun
D2. The Sound House
New Atlantis LP will land on February 15.