Passion

Ultimae records

Since the release of their album Wonderland a couple of years ago, Demdike Stare have been recording material for this new doublepack Passion

Passion

DEMDIKE STARE
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23.00 €

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Since the release of their album Wonderland a couple of years ago, Demdike Stare have been recording material for this new doublepack Passion; an asymmetric re-imagining of UK club styles taking in frenzied drum trax, shortwave jungle, pinging dancehall and clipped, post punk riddims.

During this time they’ve been busy curating their DDS label (inc releases from Shinichi Atobe, Mica Levi, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Equiknoxx, among others) and have been commissioned by both the GRM and the surviving members of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza to mine and rework their archives. Enlisting visual artist Michael England (Autechre, Gescom, Leila), they’ve created a cinematic accompaniment for their collaborative live shows, resulting in the image which adorns this cover – a hybrid/composite portrait exploring/questioning the current use of software in creating hyper reality and the manipulation of the self.

It’s an idea that’s echoed on Passion, continuing a process Demdike began on their Testpressing series of dismantling lines between analogue and digital realms, between urban realism and fantasy, between experimental, pop and soundsystem cultures. An outlandish configuration of avant-garde and ultimately functional club weapons designed and honed for the weightiest bassbins, it’s also their most direct and fucked up record to date – a raucous, joyful 9-track smash that comes off like a night on a glamorous, neon-lit bender.