Slater has already released one PAS album, Temporary Suspension, through Ostgut Ton in 2009, which saw him incorporate recent trends in European techno into his own style. With The Messenger, Slater promises to “create new sounds which are not otherwise present in club music at this time”.
The press release promises a strongly club focused album, with Slater reportedly carefully testing all of the tracks and subsequently editing them for maximum impact. Beginning with the track “Railer (Further Exploration)” which supposedly eases the listener in with a “bubbling ether”, it moves on to the kind of dark and furious techno we would come to expect from Slater, with tracks like the deliciously named “Kray Squid” promising to pulse with magnetic energy, whilst the drum barrage of “Rip The Cut” supposedly offers the most rhythmically intense moment of the album.
In keeping with this club focus, the album will be available on DJ friendly 2×12″ as well as CD and presumably digital formats. For those lucky enough to be in Berlin, the album’s release will be celebrated with a party at Berghain on October 29, featuring a live performance from Planetary Assault Systems, as well as Shifted, James Ruskin and Norman Nodge.
The Messenger will be released on October 24, 2011.
1. Railer (Further Exploration)
2. Beauty In The Fear
3. Human Like Us
4. Bell Blocker
6. Movement 12
7. Call From The East
8. Kray Squid
9. Rip The Cut
11. Cold Bolster