The New Today marks Dave Huismans fourth release as 2562. As far the album goes, you can’t pinpoint a specific theme – it’s all over the place. It goes from drone, to spaced out cold wave-influenced techno, to flat-out eerie sounding industrial like techno. The blurry blue LED lights against the pitch black backdrop allude to a cold, futuristic world. The cover either makes you think of a cyberpunk world envisioned in the 80s (even now), your television up close, U2’s “City of Blinding Lights” music video or something else I’m not listing here. If you want one of the most colorful, yet icy releases this year, give The New Today a shot. I’m sure it can cater to your preferences. Huismans can take you to a nondescript jungle, the seediest of nightclubs or some car chase you found yourself in after you realized you left a couple bricks of snow in the trunk. Check out a preview of The New Today below via the Boomkat player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

 

The Details

Under the 2562 codename, Dutchman Dave Huismans aka A Made Up Sound has been integral to deviant dancefloors since 2007. The otherworldly yet lifelike ‘The New Today’ is 2562’s fourth album and presents his first new material in this guise since 2012’s ‘Air Jordan’ EP, which was also self-released on his When In Doubt imprint.

As with that last EP, ’The New Today’ was sketched out during a trip abroad - a six week stay in New York in late summer 2013 - and later arranged at his home studio in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Composed as a narrative collage drawing upon and splicing from an eclectic library of early European synth experiments, new age tapes, musique concrète, krautrock, post punk, obscure electro-pop and other largely forgotten and out of print music, ‘The New Today’ loosely references the novel of ideas tradition of writing as a restless, eight-track drift bolstered and propelled by his signature texturhythms.

From the humid concrète drone sphere of ‘Arrival’ through the hypnotising gyrations of ‘Terraforming’, to the airborne rhythmelodies and mercurial syncopation of ‘Vibedoctor’ and centrepiece ‘Utopia’, the tension and conflict of aural assault ‘Drumroll’ and ultimately the celestial sweep of closing chapter, ‘New Life’, it’s equally the most diffuse, cohesive and involving LP in his celebrated cache.

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