As announced, Claus Voigtmann, better known as just Voigtmann, will release his debut album in September, titled Sublunary.
We're told that the LP "draws on unique experiences" in his life and him struggling to find balance amidst all the chaos, using the studio as a sacred place to re-adjust his thoughts and using composing as his meditation. "The result is what happens when gentle craziness, selfishness, and honesty meet with unrestricted freedom of producing," he explains.
The UK artist has operated on the fringes of house music for quite some time now. He works with a refined-yet-playful ethos, which is then channelled into the sophisticated, groove-led tunes he makes and plays. Since debuting on the production front in 2013, his records have landed on some of the scene's most sought-after imprints, including Hello?Repeat, Assemble Music, Yumé, and Toi.Toi.Musik, the label arm of his conceptual underground London-based party—with which he is no longer affiliated.
"I decided to write the album about one year ago when I felt really comfortable in my studio. I had the best setup I could imagine and gave it a go. It is a very interesting process of self-finding and also of letting go. Letting go of all worries about the outcome. Halfway through writing it, I realized that I literally don't care if people like it or not. I fell in love with the process. As an artist, you are ideally manoeuvring outside your comfort zone, and I wrote many tracks that were so far out, they would never make onto the album but the process of writing showed me that the result isn’t the main focus. For me, the beauty is in the process of writing and the amount of thought and concept that went into it. Along the way, my sound changed from the minimal artist that I used to be to something wider, more grown up, more solid, more technical. I tried to really establish a very own body of work." — Voigtmann
01. Tons of Tones
02. The Fall
03. The Silence After
04. Straight No Chaser
05. Particularly Wayward
06. Ibrahim Alfa "Follow Your Light" (Voigtmann Remix)
08. Confessions of a Time Traveller
09. Anti Gravity Space Taco
Sublunary LP will land on September 15 via Subsequent, with "Confessions of a Time Traveller"—a groovy, stripped-back minimal jam, and Sunwaves 23 favorite— streaming in full via the player below.