‘Now Forever One’ is Released via System Records
Fresh off completing a stellar remix for worldwide superstar Grimes, Berlin’s rising techno producer Julien Bracht has just dropped one of the most impactful and unique techno albums of the year. Perfectly capturing the Berlin underground sound, the album ebbs and flows between moments of ambient bliss, to all-out techno weapons.
A multi-talented and multi-faceted artist, Bracht has built a fanbase as one half of electronic duo Lea Porcelain, before deciding to take his musical journey on his own. Their hypnotic post-rock debut release in 2017, “Hymns to the Night,” gained instant acclaim from UK tastemakers Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Zane Lowe, to name a few. They soon broke onto the international stage with dates on several major festivals around Europe, including the Reading Leeds Festival, Great Escape in Brighton and Latitude.
However in the realms of techno and exprimental, Bracht seems to have found his sound. The album is a pounding assault on the senses that we can already hear ringing in out ears after a long night in the German capital. speaking on the new project, Bracht states:
“I played “Melancholia” the night I got it at Mutek Festival in Mexico City, and instantly knew it’ll shine on a big floor at the right time. It’s just the right balance of majestic melodic deepness.” The sounds are both triumphant and exploratory. Greater than the sum of its parts, Bracht‘s latest release hints at the artist’s emerging potential for nailing our moment’s zeitgeist; learning to live smaller while constantly seeking higher heights. Inhabiting the fertile ground between solitary rumination and dance-floor convenance, the launch of “Now Forever One’s” lunar expedition into the techno oblivion of pandemic lockdown is oddly fitting.”