Blaqk Audio return with new album Material
Blaqk Audio, Davey Havok and Hade Puget‘s electronic alter ego, have announced the third release following 2012’s Bright Black Heaven and 2007’s Cexcells, named Material (Blaqknoise/Kobalt), on April 15th.
“Considering this is Blaqk Audio’s third record over the course of its 15-year existence, it’s always an exciting and rare opportunity to release a new batch of songs,” says Puget. “Each new release finds us in a very different place, creatively, than the last,” adds Puget. “Influences are different, musical interests have slightly or vastly shifted. As a writer, I’ve moved fully onto [software music sequencer] Ableton Live since the last album, which changes my workflow and writing style.” Puget shared his bandmate’s long-standing love of electronic music, beginning with a passion for Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Ministry, Squarepusher, Nitzer Ebb, and Front 242, spending a great deal of time programming electronic music, which in turn led to a plan to start an entirely electronic side project: no organic instruments, just synths, keyboards, drum machines, and software.
“Being huge music fans and fundamentally driven by music in a creative sense, BA is a wonderful outlet for our long-standing love of electronic music,” says Havok. “Were it not for BA, I’d still be writing this type of music, even if it never saw the light of day.”
Produced and recorded by Puget, Material is launched with first track Anointed. About it Havok says, “’Anointed’ highlights themes of misplaced hopes of salvation, redemption and rebirth that carry through the record. Material is the blank canvas, the fundamental substance, the base of what we create.”
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