"The Red Horse" is a continuation of the analog and modular based compositions explored on Bluetech's early 2016 release "The White Horse". Ranging from playful electro and synthfunk to dark and abstract IDM explorations, this release also features a remix of Rumpistol's emotional "Eyes Wide Open" track featuring Ane Trolle, a Danish singer/songwriter known for her work with Trentemoller.
“The Red Horse” is the second release in a series of 4 EPs referencing the Biblical bringers of the Apocalypse. Drawing inspiration from the classic fantasy art of Moebius, Beksinki and Syd Mead, “The Red Horse” dances around eschatological tropes with tongue firmly placed in cheek. Featuring gorgeous artwork from concept designer Justin Totemical, each release in the series will present a facet of the visionary prophetic current culminating in a double vinyl LP release featuring all four artwork panels in proper large format glory.
“Emerging from a long period of creative drought and personal struggle, I was seeking a way to frame my own experience in a larger meta-narrative. Navigating through loss and painful transformation always feels apocalyptic, so I wanted to take the opportunity to not only frame my heartbreak in a larger context but also to really laugh at myself and experience the high drama of being human with a sense of humor. The Revelations of our little lives feel like the end of everything, and looking out of our windows of meat and bone we feel the ground rumble with the approach of the 4 Horsemen.
On a larger scale, it’s easy to draw parallels between the realities of modern life and the harbingers of ‘the end’ in John’s symbolic vision of the end of the Roman Empire. We are in the grasp of a dying empire watching the destruction of our biosphere, and yet… every seed must go to ground before new life emerges.
This series of releases is about watching it all burn with a smile, embracing the death of the self as an act of beauty in order to grow. By aligning my own story and our collective story with a prophetic vision of epic proportions, I was able to to regain my joy and (en)lighten my life.”
released November 1, 2016
Thanks to Justin Sexton, Matt Stone & Colin Bennun for the track titles!