The Darkish Prince of Techno has quietly emerged from the shadows with new music.
Gesaffelstein just lately unveiled his first single in over a 12 months, and it is nothing wanting breathtaking. By no means one to observe tendencies—and all the time one to set them—the French digital music legend paints a cinematic portrait of isolation with “Icia.” It is haunting and hypnotic, harkening to darkish dancefloors and classic acid home raves.
Punchy drums and analog-driven sound design lend to an ambiance of urgency as robotic, phased vocals croon a melancholic chorus. Simply because the listener settles in, Gesaffelstein all of the sudden switches to a moody chord development earlier than the observe peters out to a subdued conclusion, engulfed within the silence of a rave’s finish.
“Icia” arrives through The Hacker’s new 16-track compilation, Interzone. The album options model new music from The Populists, DJ Hell, Miss Kitten, and extra. “Icia” is Gesaffelstein’s first authentic since 2019 and follows 2020’s remix of Rosalía’s “A Palé.”
You’ll be able to take heed to “Icia” under and discover the total Interzone compilation on streaming platforms here.