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The Messenger

by Planetary Assault Systems

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    01. Railer (Further Exploration)
    02. Beauty In The Fear
    03. Human Like Us
    04. Bell Blocker
    05. Wriss
    06. Movement 12
    07. Call From The East
    08. Kray Squid
    09. Rip The Cut
    10. Motif
    11. Cold Bolster
    12. Black Tea

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    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A1. Beauty In The Fear
    A2. Bell Blocker

    B1. Wriss
    B2. Call From The East
    B3. Motif

    C1. Rip The Cut
    C2. Human Like Us

    D1. Black Tea
    D2. Cold Bolster

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Bell Blocker 07:43
Wriss 06:26
Movement 12 01:25
Kray Squid 07:57
Rip The Cut 08:14
Motif 04:50
Cold Bolster 05:01
Black Tea 07:51


Planetary Assault Systems | The Messenger | ostgutcd20

The Planetary Assault Systems project has been active for some 15 years now, channeling an exploratory theme into cutting edge, non-conformist techno for the clubs but also for listening at home. His previous album for Ostgut Ton, „Temporary Suspension“, re-instated that classic P.A.S sound and found the dextrous artist touring even more with this tougher, purist techno aesthetic.

And yet again Slater maintains his prolific output with the announcement of „The Messenger“. In his own words it's a project that stays very true and honest to the Planetary Assault Systems goal: a journey of discovery, to create new sounds which are not otherwise present in club music at this time.

From the album's beautiful introduction track „Railer (Further Exploration)“, which floats through the bubbling ether before leading into the mysterious depths of „Beauty In The Fear“, it is clear that Slater's role as sound explorer and adventurer has been dutifully fulfilled. With the sense of timing that can only be expected from such an experienced DJ and musician, we are led through a series of stand out tracks, where no one feels less pure, yet each has their own voice.
Indeed there's a strong club element present here - Slater play-tested all the tracks and employed a careful editing process to make sure they all fit the description. Highly playable works of club-intended sound art, early heavy moments like „Bell Blocker“ or the playful „Wriss“ give way to even more severe messages as „Kray Squid“ pulses onto the radar with magnetic energy. The drum barrage of „Rip The Cut“ speaks directly to the dancefloor, perhaps the most rhythmically intense moment of the album, which is not to be put lightly as the rolling, filtering tones of „Cold Bolster“ and „Black Tea“ urge us further into perfectly frenetic moments.

„The Messenger“ is a great tribute to all true explorers out there, striving to find enlightenment or chasing what Slater describes as the '“fundamental wave“.


released December 11, 2012

written and produced by Luke Slater


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