There is a certain kind of good art that basically speaks for itself, in the case of Buenos Aires-born, Barcelona-based techno producer Pfirter, this is confirmed at all. Take your time people, and get into the next upcoming experimental techno release of the year. Pushing his sound further into leftfield-leaning horizons and textured atmospheric reliefs, Pfirter\’s highly-anticipated debut long-player \’The Empty Space\’ finds its space already.
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With over fifty records under his belt, you only can expect big things when it come to Pfirter, that\’s because we just want you to listen the whole release and of course, get it, because its a banger in all kind of ways. This upcoming release is composed of eleven tracks, all of them takes you to a completely different trip, hard techno, deep techno, hypnotic heavy sounds, warm melodies, and a lot of more outstandings creations. This could be probably a top release of 2019, for sure.
We agreed on something, this tracks combine with a “a state of focus and attention purely into music and creation, which relates a lot to meditation in a way”, so get into it, \’The Empty Space\’ will be out on March 8th via MindTrip.
Overview. Incepted over a decade ago, the career of Buenos Aires-born, Barcelona-based techno producer Pfirter has mostly been bound to the dancefloor and its direct vicinity ever since. Yet, through a complex meshwork of profound atmospheres and passive-aggresive rhythmic experiments, the Argentinian producer has always made a point of infusing his compositions into the kind of long-lasting dubby flavours and penetrating ambient emanations that go well beyond the mere ‘banging’ attributes and other calibrated apparatus of sorts generally attached to club-focused electronics.
Pfirter’s uniquely broad-minded vision finds a further compelling expression on his highly anticipated debut long-player, ‘The Empty Space’, due out early 2019. With over fifty records under his belt, including original EPs, splits, remixes and compilations on various labels, the MindTrip head honcho was yet to go the full-length route, a key step towards further artistic accomplishment he’s now taken with eleven cuts that defy the unflinching 4/4 orthodoxy.
Here Pfirter weaves his wide array of influences across a pulsating delta of dark grooves and shapeshifting atmospherics, steering across sonic rapids with poise and panache. From the false quiet of gloomy lakeshores and riverbanks to post-industrial cityscapes, through barren no-go zones and tiny basements packed to the rafters, the album takes you for a much immersive odyssey across Pfirter’s own “empty space”: a concept he explains to be not a place but “a state of focus and attention purely into music and creation, which relates a lot to meditation in a way”.
Inspired by physics, sci-fi and Lovecraftian flicks, amongst many other things, Pfirter’s inaugural LP is a Protean object by essence, recorded during night sessions to keep his creative flow as pure as possible and not suffer the usual daytime distractions. Multi-faceted yet cohesive, ‘The Empty Space’ is also a record that revolves around the experience of the voyage itself rather than the destination, hence its favours for transformative processes and mutant constructions. Propelling its listener in a world of multiversical audio geometry and whelming ambiences, Pfirter creates a totally idiosyncratic headspace away from the techno’s usual norms and standards. Variations instead of translations, in-between flux instead of clot-like hits.
Don’t get this wrong, ‘The Empty Space’ has its dancy sequences – there’s plenty of them actually, but it’s also innervated by graceful moments of freedom and sudden drifts into pensive musical terrains that the single 12″ format can’t waste time bearing into the limelights. Tracks like ‘The Empty Space’, ‘Note To Self’, ‘Isolation’, ‘New Physics’ will sure make an instant impact on the floor but then the second half of the album clearly veers off into something more personal for Pfirter, putting on display a much deeper introspective facet of his craft that largely sublimates the whole. A work of maturity anchored in the vibrancy of the moment, ‘The Empty Space’ throbs with a vital pulse that acutely transcends all categories and genres, as Pfirter adroitly recombines techno’s DNA into something truly and definitely his own.
Title: Empty Space [LP]
Release Date: March 8, 2019
Format: 2×12\’\’ + Digital
A1 / 1. When You Let Go
A2 / 2. The Empty Space
A3 / 3. Note To Self
B1 / 4. Isolation
B2 / 5. New Physics
C1 / 6. Dominant
C2 / 7. Life 1d
C3 / 8. Asylum
D1 / 9. A Different Reality
D2 / 10. Truth Matters
D3 / 11. I Am
All tracks written & produced by Juan Pablo Pfirter Mastered by Andreas [LUPO] Lubich at Calyx Mastering / http://www.loop-o.com Cat. No. MT20 – all rights reserved ℗ & © 2019 MindTrip