Our German friends Project Pitchfork just released new studio album «Elysium» - final third part of their interstellar trilogy including albums «Akkretion» and «Fragment» (both released in 2018).

German darkwave heros Project Pitchfork are back with new studio album «Elysium»

Mortality, infinity and everything in-between are also what drive Peter Spilles, the ingenious mastermind of Project Pitchfork. For over 30 years he has been studying the human condition and the metaphysics of the cosmos, the magic that binds us, the fear that stalks us. Everything ends. Eventually. The good and the bad, the pain and the pleasure. This is a pillar of our very existence: mortality defines us, fulfils us, makes us feel, think, and be.

With «Akkretion» and «Fragment», he released the first two parts of an interstellar trilogy in 2018 – albums that illuminated the dark electronic universe of Project Pitchfork like never before. After a long silence, the final act of this cosmic symphony is upon us: «Elysium». And the wait was worth every second. «Elysium» is nothing less than the soundtrack to the stars, transported to earth and translated into huge cathedrals of dark electronic sound.

Nothing has been the same since the first two chapters of the ultimate Project Pitchfork triptych were released. For Peter Spilles himself, for each of us, indeed for the whole world. Pandemic, war, and a planet increasingly groaning under billions of bacteria slowly bleeding it dry.

Despite that world-weariness, the music remains intense, urgent, and uplifting. In fact, it seems as if Peter Spilles has weaponised the experience, channeling it all into the sheer power of «Elysium». This is pure catharsis in electronic form, a glowing monolith which effortlessly transcends time and space, pulsating through towering gothic anthems for a broken world.

In these new beautifully crafted songs, the things which hold us together inside and drive us apart outside collide in a pitch-black explosion of hard beats, iridescent melodies and the unique cosmic aura that only he can achieve. «Elysium» dares us to escape, travel the stars, be weightless for a moment and forget all that binds us to the ground. And that doesn't mean gravity alone.

More than ever, his songs are anthems of resistance, of rebellion. Against stupidity, against apathy, against the destruction of the planet we call home. Against the eternal void that awaits us all. Everything ends. So far, so final. Nihilism notwithstanding, this is the battle cry to make every second of our lives count. Peter Spilles shows us how: With «Elysium», he not only delivers the furious, rousing conclusion to a great trilogy, but perhaps the magnum opus of a stellar, truly idiosyncratic career. Dark electronic music doesn't get much better than this.

Project Pitchfork «Elysium» released March 28th, 2024 via Trisol Records as CD and Limited LP + CD Edition.

Check complete information about Project Pitchfork «Elysium» formats and tracklists - here.

Check complete information about PROJECT PITCHFORK - ELYSIUM TOUR 2024 - here.

Info taken from official Project Pitchfork web site.

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