Planetary Assault Systems - Arc Angel
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Planetary Assault Systems

Arc Angel

Ostgut Ton
Release date: 07/10/16
genre: Techno
Format: LP
€21.99
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tracklist
1. Angel Of The East
2. Tri Fn Trp
3. Sonar Falls
4. Interlude 1
5. Message From The Drone Sector
6. Merry Go Round
7. Interlude 2
8. Behind The Eyes
9. Bawoo Bawoo
10. Interlude 3
11. Revolution One
12. Interlude 4
13. Blue Monk
14. Groucho
15. Interlude 5
16. The Rider
17. Max
18. Interlude 6
19. The Last Scene
Planetary Assault Systems - Arc Angel

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Five years after his last album release Luke Slater returns to Ostgut Ton with a new Planetary Assault Systems longplayer, titled Arc Angel.
After 22 light-years Luke Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems keeps exploring space and time with different musical means. Staying true to the project’s initial mission statement, Slater comments on the new yet familiar musical direction: “For me music has to go forward. I’d feel I was cheating by sticking to tried and tested formulas. There’s a valid use for these, but this album has its own agenda.” With Arc Angel, Planetary Assault Systems departs to new musical frontiers by focussing on melody, but staying rooted in the purist values of Techno that Slater shaped over his decades- and generations-spanning career.
While the album title may sound like a reference to spiritual matters, it hints to rather secular affairs – piety is a relict of the past after all. Arc Angel is a postmodernist, non-comfortist Techno album first and foremost, catering as much for club contexts as for accessibility in new melodic terms. Long-standing Slater followers will seamlessly connect to Arc Angel, whereas the LP opens space to new listeners at the same time. In the tradition of Slater’s previous albums with Ostgut Ton – The Messenger (2011) and Temporary Suspension (2009) – its musical motifs radiate around polymorphic and extraterrestrial sounds, using contemporary instrumental language, but putting stronger emphasis on compatible musical phrases. “With this album it was very much a case of limitation and focus around the idea of alternative melody,” Slater says.
“I love music that takes you somewhere new. All music for this album had to pass that test. At the same time I wanted to re-root the foundations of what I see as Techno into that and focus on melody, rather than a track just being a beat. I moved the work of the track from the beat to the upper frequencies making them more important. I think we’ve learnt how to do the big straigh

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