NEW ALBUM, BURN SLOW, OUT ON 7 SEPTEMBER
FREE BURN SLOW ALBUM LAUNCH EVENT ALL DAY LONG – 8 SEP, AMSTERDAM
“We are alive here in this movement We are manifest in this velocity We are intoned by this flux We are made real in this broken and ecstatic rhythm”
Chris Liebing has unveiled a new track, ‘Card House’, a seven-and-a-half minute groove featuring Miles Cooper Seaton (from the avant-rock collective Akron / Family), and the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming album, Burn Slow, out on Mute on 7 September 2018
The brooding electronic album, Burn Slow, is Chris Liebing’s first album for Mute, and will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally. The 10-track album also features vocal contributions from a diverse range of artists: Gary Numan, Cold Cave, Mute labelmate Polly Scattergood (onDeadWaves), and Aleen.
On ‘Card House’, describing how “we are alive here in this moment”, the epic track showcases the new album’s key concept of presence – the idea that everything is happening in this moment, and that everything in the past is mere memory. It’s something Liebing got in touch with via the philosopher Alan Watts, not to mention decades of getting entire dancefloors lost in the present.
As part of a worldwide tour, Chris Liebing recently announced a free** Burn Slow album launch event on Saturday 8 September in Amsterdam. Doors are open from 1pm until 11pm and during his set, Chris will be playing out the album in full for the first time.
“Something super special for me (and hopefully for you) is coming up… To celebrate the release of my new album on Mute, Burn Slow, we are doing a special free album launch in Amsterdam – I hope to see you there!” – Chris Liebing
All Day Long, in association with Loveland, will take place at Kaap Oost Amsterdam, an amazing secluded location on Zeeburg Island, close to Amsterdam. It will be the perfect place to escape the city and burn slow…
The Burn Slow project began its evolution with two remixes, for Depeche Mode’s Going Backwards and Goldfrapp’s Everything Is Never Enough – both artists associated with his new label, which has been an inspiration for Chris Liebing since a young age: “Without realising, a lot of the music I was into came from just one label, Mute. I vividly remember dancing around at my neighbour’s house in the early ‘80s to songs by Depeche Mode and Yazoo. Banging my head in dark basements to the likes of DAF, Laibach and Nitzer Ebb to name but a few.”
Chris Liebing’s forthcoming DJ schedule is as relentless as ever, with performances scheduled worldwide throughout the summer. Full details below.
31 Aug – TV BAR Lounge, Detroit, USA
2 Sep – Electric Zoo NY, New York City, USA
8 Sep – All Day Long, Amsterdam album launch event **
14 Sep – Nordstern, Basel, Switzerland
15 Sep – Spazio 900, Rome, Italy
16 Sep – Brunch in the Park, Barcelona, Spain
21 Sep – District 8, Dublin, Ireland
22 Sep – Amnesia, Milan, Italy
23 Sep – BPM Festival, Portimão, Portugal
** The promoter is legally obliged to register all attending guests for the All Day Long Burn Slow album launch for a €15 fee per person, that is valid for 5 drink tokens at the event. Tickets are available now from here
Chris Liebing’s set at Europe’s premiere techno festival Time Warp was captured by Arté, where it’s streaming in full, watch the set here
Listen to Novembergrey
Listen to Polished Chrome (The Friend Pt. 1) feat. Gary Numan
Listen to And All Went Dark feat. Polly Scattergood
Burn Slow – tracklisting
So Then… feat. Cold Cave
And All Went Dark feat. Polly Scattergood
Out Of This World
Card House feat. Miles Cooper Seaton
Ghosts Of Tomorrow
Polished Chrome (The Friend Pt. 1) feat. Gary Numan
No Regrets (The Friend Pt. 2) feat. Aleen