Evian Christ Announces Ravenchrist LP
Evian Christ announces his debut album Revanchist will arrive on October 20th via Warp Records. With the news, the artist shares the lead-track “On Embers.” The eight-track record explores the latent potential in trance to evoke, beyond euphoria, the fullest feeling of the sublime. In addition to the album news Evian will also be heading on tour. Starting this Friday Sept 8th, Evian will embark on live dates across New York, The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Barcelona and more.
“On Embers”, Revanchist’s opening track and lead single, encapsulates Christ’s inclination towards the total annihilation of trance’s default affects; soaring, rapturous supersaws meet a tempest of indecipherable noise, mangled 808s and broken shards of defected gospel house acapellas.
Revanchist follows 2020’s “Ultra”, a landmark label-debut that demonstrated Christ’s emerging command of an abstractly destructive musical vocabulary. The album draws from an unlikely and diverse pool of influences; compositing, at once, the suffocating throttle of Demiurge-era Emptyset (2011); the worldliness of Madonna and William Orbit’s Ray Of Light LP (1998); the acute uncanniness of Laibach’s Across The Universe (1988); and a highly stylized approach to mixing and sound design primarily inspired by Sasha’s seminal Xpander EP (1999).
Revanchist’s album artwork is designed by long-standing collaborator and celebrated graphic designer David Rudnick, and features works by 19th century Norwegian landscape painter Lars Hertervig and British video artist Chris Bucklow. Inspired by classic trance singles.
Evian Christ (b. Joshua Leary) is an Ellesmere Port-based musician, producer and music programmer signed to Warp and DONDA/Sony ATV Publishing. Initially recognized for his production contributions to albums by Kanye West and Travis Scott, and subsequently as the founder of influential TranceParty clubnight, Christ’s recent years have seen him lead an idiosyncratic range of projects that enquire into the legacy of trance in contemporary cultural life.
1. On Embers
2. Yxguden (ft. Bladee)
3. The Beach
4. Nobody Else
7. With Me (feat. Merely)
8. Run Boys Run
Evian Christ 2023 Tour Dates
9/8 – Tilburg, NL @ Draaaimolen *
9/28 – Prague, CZ @ Lunchmeat †
9/30 – Paris, FR @ Nemo Biennale †
10/20 – New York, NY @ The Meadows *
10/26 – London, UK @ TranceParty Outernet †
10/27 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique †
10/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Parallel †
11/3 – Turin, IT @ C2C †
11/4 – Guimarães, PT @ Mucho Flow †
11/11 – Barcelona, ES @ Mira †
11/25 – Manchester, UK @ New Century †
12/1 – London, UK @ TranceParty Corsica *
12/8 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo *
12/9 – Dublin, IE @ The Racket Space *
† = Revanchist: Live
* = Revanchist: DJ
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