San Francisco Label Left Hand Path to Release E L O N's Album Debut

'Pneumania' LP lands June 25.
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San Francisco label Left Hand Path will release Pneumania, the first full-length album by ​E L O N​, the latest project from California vocalist and electronic musician Elon Katz

Pneumania follows the 2016 E L O N EP, ​Concupiscence. Across six tracks, it unfolds psychedelic interpretations of beat-centric electronic music, referencing electro and dub techno while searching for new ground. The title derives from “pneumonia” and “pneumatic,” relating to both respiratory illness and air or gas under pressure, while phonetically pointing toward a literal "New Mania." The word is Katz' attempt at characterizing a paradigm shift experienced within the past decade: a rampant increase of austerity, an acceleration of avarice, and a trend toward extreme political schism.

Katz has worked in various modalities since 2008, maintaining an active culture of projects including White Car, Streetwalker (in collaboration with Beau Wanzer), and a slew of other aliases, including E L O N and Zero Grow, the project and label he runs from his Los Angeles home studio. 

Left Hand Path is run by Nihar Bhatt and Chris Zaldua, two members of the San Francisco experimental techno collective Surface Tension.

Tracklisting

01. The Narrative

02. My Tertiary Agency

03. Inside the Private City 

04. Standing with Precarity 

05. Denizen Friend

06. Pneumania

Pneumania LP lands June 25, with the title track streaming below. 

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