Electronic artist Molécule records upcoming LP during Arctic Circle journey
Wednesday 13th December 2017 | Lilly
French electronic producer Molécule has shared his new single ‘Violence’ via Because Music accompanied by a music video directed by acclaimed indie videographer and visual artist Morgan Beringer which has been premiered by Red Bull Music.
Upon returning after a five-week journey across the North Atlantic Ocean, Roman Delahaye, aka Molécule has produced an entrancing concept album, embarking on a life-changing, perception-altering expedition to capture the frigid flow of the Arctic Circle. The profound effect that both sides of this dangerous and desolate expedition had on Delahaye can be best understood in the official music video for the track ‘Sila’, portraying the mystical beauty of nature, alongside the darker aspects of humankind and human fate.
Influenced by nature, isolation and human existence, Molécule’s music could be best comparable to electronic and experimental techno artists such as the swelling atmospheres of Kevin Gorman, the sawtooth pulsing of German producer Helena Hauff and the investigative experiments conducted by Silent Harbour, thrown into a cohesive blender to form Delahaye’s deeply constructed signature tone.
The latest single by Molécule titled ‘Violence’ is a dizzying voyage through the frosted tundra; deep, acidic synthesizers bleep and blink atop complex percussive patterns, corrosive pad sounds rise and fall like glassy, breathless avalanches in a hazy delirium of chaos across the Arctic.
The official music video for ‘Violence’ was directed by Morgan Beringer whose work has been featured by fashion meets music publication NOWNESS, who captured the shivering essence and hallucinatory atmosphere surrounding the track’s significance.
Molécule explains the inspiration behind his latest release, "I did not return completely unscathed from my intense trip to Greenland. While in our modern society of mass consumption slaughterhouses are almost hidden, the Inuit culture allows these visions, these images can be shocking but testify of a consumption culture under control with almost no waste."
Catch Molécule’s live on the 19th of January at Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival, in Groningen, The Netherlands.