The Brvtalist is pleased to premiere a new track from Santander-born, Berlin-based artist P.E.A.R.L. "Avarice" comes off the upcoming 12", Temptation Through Impatience, out April 14th on the artist's own Falling Ethics imprint. This is first full length release for P.E.A.R.L., who is already well known for his crushing techno and drone tracks, as well as being one half of techno duo Agony Forces. "Avarice" is one of our favorite tracks on the record and a great example of the album's powerful force.
The driving force behind Temptation Through Impatience is the Medieval book, Ars moriendi or "The Art of Dying". This latin text gave some clues about how to die properly, avoiding lack of faith, despair, impatience, avarice or spirituel pride, all those actually track titles in this compendium. We were instantly drawn to this concept and had the privilege of speaking with P.E.A.R.L. about his label, the album and more.
The Brvtalist: Temptation Through Impatience sees a release on your very own Falling Ethics imprint, a label you started back in 2012. Now in it's 5th year, talk about the evolution of the label and has your approach changed at all with respect to running it?
P.E.A.R.L.: Time goes very fast... At first I had the idea of just releasing my own music on the label and somehow it continues like this but adding other artists who have a sound which I also identify with.
The Brvtalist: I am fascinated with the Ars Moriendi, a medieval book about the act of dying, that is also a driving force behind this record. Some of its principles include avoiding faith, despair and other emotions and beliefs. Do you think this has any parallels to how you create music?
P.E.A.R.L.: I am also fascinated with this book and with other books around that time but let's say that I do not consider myself a very spiritual person. What is true is that there are some ancient beliefs and emotions that inspire me to create not the music itself, but the concept that I want to achieve. The main idea which is always related to the meaning of the label.
The Brvtalist: Spirituality, faith and dualities have been constant themes in your work. What about these concepts continue to inspire you?
P.E.A.R.L.: Of course these concepts continue to inspiring me. They are very strong concepts and strongly rooted in our society over the centuries. What fascinates me is the use of some of these concepts by certain powers of society and the contradictions that it entails.
The Brvtalist: This is your first album and I really enjoyed the arc and development of the record. What do you like about producing a longer release?
P.E.A.R.L.: It has been a long process, it has taken me over a year to finish it and sometimes, especially at the beginning, a bit frustrating. During this time, I have released tracks that were originally going to be used for the album but which finally I considered that could work better in EP format. I have enjoyed a lot but above all I've learned things from situations that I've had to face in the creation process and that will certainly be of great value in the future when I decide to start the second album.
The Brvtalist: What's coming up next for P.E.A.R.L.?
P.E.A.R.L.: 2017 has started very well, both personally and professionally. Recently I have joined the PoleGroup family and I am looking forward to see how everything developes. Also the releasing of the album with some other releases on my label and others too. Concerning the shows, I'm working on a new Live Set around the album and I have a very exciting gigs to come.
Thank you to P.E.A.R.L. for speaking with us and be sure to pick up Temptation Through Desire on April 14th on 12" and digital formats via Falling Ethics.