Packed with three jams equally at home in headphones as on the dancefloor, Animals marks the entry of a new creative force into the Throne of Blood family and a move away from the dark, druggy vibe that’s defined much of the NYC-based imprint’s output over the past year. With an eye towards pushing things forward whilst keeping a foot firmly planted in a shared past spent raving to all sorts of dance music, Throne of Blood is proud to introduce our latest signing: Pleasure Planet.
While sharing space in the Throne of Blood Studio, Populette’s Andrew Potter and long-time friend Brian Hersey started making music together to explore their own weird ways, fondness for left-leaning techno, and adolescent memories of genre-less dance music. The product of this collaboration is a set of expansive, free-form jams which have been tweaked and freaked for maximum impact.
Captivated by the demos she was hearing when she dropped by their shared studio space to work on her solo material, DJ/vocalist/producer Kim Ann Foxman (ex Hercules & Love Affair/Need Want Records) jumped into the fold, lending her skills on the title track “Animals.” The song serves as an apt introduction to PP and builds upon Kim Ann’s recent vocal turns for the likes of Maya Jane Coles and Snuff Crew.
Compiled from a series of live takes, the Animals EP crystalized slowly over the last year. Consequently, Pleasure Planet’s debut offers three distinct but complimentary visions of Andrew and Brian's utopia and serves as a precursor for a longer follow-up record already in production.
Published: 28th November 2013