6/10/2020

Nicolas Bougaïeff Shares New Track "Nexus"; New Album Out July 24

NICOLAS BOUGAÏEFF
 
SHARES NEW TRACK
“NEXUS”
 
NEW ALBUM
THE UPWARD SPIRAL
OUT JULY 24

credit: Mischa Fanghaenel 
Nicolas Bougaïeff today shares “Nexus”, the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming album, The Upward Spiral, which is out July 24 on digital and limited double blue vinyl formats. Listen to the creeping mutation of “Nexus” – where gabber, IDM and drum ‘n’ bass collide – here.
 
Pre-order The Upward Spiral here.
 
The track is described by the Berlin-based producer and artist as “a crossroads from the old world to the new world…” He goes to explain that it’s a crossroad from the meaningless to the meaningful and from the personal to the collective, and that “the meaning I’m looking for is optimism and commitment and collaboration”.
 
MORE ON NICOLAS BOUGAÏEFF
On his new album, Bougaïeff reframes familiar tropes for his own mind-expanding vision of body music. Punishing industrial techno charges the album at surface level with beautiful-meets-bleak energy. But peel back the layers of brash ferocity and there’s a hell of a lot more going on than first meets the ear. The culmination of years of hard work, Bougaïeff grew the album from the seeds of a bespoke composition technique; a carefully thought-out studio experiment in how to bend a love of techno into innovative new shapes.
 
Across nine metallic misadventures, which Bougaïeff describes as “little open scores”, he blitzes drum patterns and sharp synthwork into a satisfyingly effective blend. Intricate rhythmic structures lurk beneath the “strawberry jam” of the surface aesthetics. This rhythmic illusion seeps into every crevice of a record that brings a slice of academia to the rave.
 
The new album continues Bougaïeff’s decades-long love of club music, a love that has compelled him to challenge conventional wisdom, delivering genre-busting Berghain sets that expertly blend French-Canadian hip-hop with Tchaikovsky, moody techno and ambient. Previous releases include the Cognitive Resonance EP that relaunched the NovaMute imprint in 2017.
 



The Upward Spiral tracklisting
1. Embrace Hope All Ye Who Enter Here
2. Thalassophobia
3. The Upward Spiral
4. Inexadorable
5. Nexus
6. Flying High
7. Positive Altitude
8. Inward Megalith
9. Listen Carefully To The Heart Beat
 
 
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