The Brvtalist is proud to present a new track by Automat titled "EMT140". This incredible composition is taken off the trio's new record, PLUSMINUS, out now on Bureau B. The group is comprised of industrial and proto-techno pioneers Jochen Arbeit (Einsturzende Neubaten), Achim Färber (Project Pitchfork, Prag), and Georg Zeitblom (Sovetskoe Foto). Their last album featured collaborations with Genesis P-Orridge, Lydia Lunch, and Blixa Bargeld. The new LP further explores the group's diverse musical background digging into everything from dub reggae to Detroit techno.
Almost all the tracks on the album are named after the sonic devices and effects units that were the focus during production: "EMT 140" is a two meter long reverb plate, and the track "H910" is a harmonizer Zeitblom spent almost ten years searching for. The result is a true musical odyssey of cinematic proportions. Listeners are immediately transported into lush soundscapes and beautiful, ambient environments. "EMT140" is a perfect example of the group's finely tuned, progressive use of unique technology and musical knowledge that is virtually unrivaled.
The Brvtalist had the privilege of speaking to the trio about the new record and they were gracious enough to share their thoughts:
The first record contains recordings from a two year period. The recording of PlusMinus took three days. We wanted to catch the moment, the spontanity and the freshness. All tracks are first take, plus some overdubs. No digital plug-ins were used, just analogue equipment. Not because it sounds more vintage, but because it sounds just better! When we enter the studio, we three bring our different musical influences into the session. But very important is the fact, that we forget about these influences the moment we press the record button! We play, we listen to each other, and most of all we trust each other!
We could not be more honored to premiere a track by a group whose members are truly part of the fabric of some of our favorite genres. Automat not only builds upon their already legendary careers, but ventures in to bold new areas that recall science fiction, art and even jazz. This is truly a masterful project that is not to be missed. For more information, please visit www.automatmusik.de and Bureau B.