Rumpistol / Red Baron – Floating (2LP/CD/Digital – Project: Mooncircle, April 13th 2012)


Danish electronic artist Rumpistol, aka Jens B. Christiansen, releases his fourth and most ambitious album yet – Floating – a collaboration with LA based vocalist Red Baron that further explores the post dub-step vocal territories opened up on last year’s Talk To You EP. With tighter song structures, intimate lyrics and the Baron’s ecstatic vocal projections, the two create a parallel world in which the domestic breakdowns of wintry Copenhagen are filtered through surreal sun-bleached Californian dreams, resulting in a robotic and hypnagogic hybrid of soul.

The sound, while still recognizably “Rumpistol” in its organically unstable clicks and gurgles, marks an evolution in Christiansen’s thinking, shedding light on the interior landscapes of existential crisis and bliss that he’s been essaying over the last ten years.

The introduction of Red Baron does a great deal to carry this forward. Many of the tracks were written in partnership with the elusive vocalist on an almost subconscious level, through a process where different phrases were recorded until the atmosphere was properly expressed. It’s through the Baron’s heavily processed voice, hovering between male and female timbres, that the ghost of American pop culture finds itself here too. In this way Grace Jones stands tall in a frozen stream on I’m Not Listening, Lionel Richie gets stuck in traffic on a bad trip in Colors Breaking while Kanye pushes his auto-tuned bicycle through the blizzard of Floating.

But as the arctic arpeggiated synths let you know, the album is more about the future than any past, a future where Rumpistol and Red Baron dare to take current genres from the post dub-step and wonky scenes and defy them with the human voice for a dystopic soul music of their own.

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Founder and CEO of Berlin based electronic music label Project: Mooncircle, Gordon Gieseking is a man whose passion for music and vision knows no bounds. Since the genesis of the label over eleven years ago, his self made musical empire has taken on a life of its own giving birth a number of offspring projects. In 2007 Gordon launched the music platform ‘Finest Ego’ and co- founded the dub techno label Project Squared in 2009. Being the driving force behind his ever expanding imprints, he also works as the Label & Distribution manager at HHV Handels GmbH. With an eclectic catalogue of music in his hands his license agreement roster hosts a number of high profile brands such as Nike, Red Bull, Vodafone, Universal, Warner, and many more. Branching beyond label work Gordon is a regular moderator at BLN.FM and Red Bull Music Academy Radio. With his ever expansive résumé and experience within the music business he is a highly sought after teacher. Lecturing at University of the Arts – UDK / DigiMediaL in Berlin and recently giving talks at Rotterdam’s BUMA Music Conference as well as for the European Music Conference in Warsaw 2012, he endeavours to share his experiences and help others to thrive within the industry. Being a DJ from an early age and where is passion for music first took flight, he has made mixes for international tastemaker publications such as Earmilk (USA/Canada) , Big Up Magazine, Pixelatique, Inverted Audio, Electronic Explorations (UK), URB Magazine as well as radio stations like BBC Radio 6 Music, FM4, PULS (ARD/BR) & RadioEins (RBB). Performing under his own name and one half of the ‘Finest Ego Sound System’, he’s supported some greats like Kryptic Minds, Robot Koch, Mike Slott, fLako, Gang Starr & John Robinson. Recently performing at the established Boiler Room | London, Sonar, My head is Dubby & Satta Outside Festival. Project Mooncircle and it’s prodigies emphasis on creative artwork spans from Gordons own talent as a graphic artist. Beta Bodega Coalition, Subversiv Records, Amacs Skateboards, Universal Music, Zoo York, Warp Records, Tres Records, Ninja Tune, Planet Mu & Botanica del Jibaro have all called on him for his striking creations. More information: http://www.projectmooncircle.com/artists/5
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