Perturbator unveil one-off project with Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson
Perturbator and Cult Of Luna’s Johannes Persson, have released the eponymous title track from their forthcoming collaboration, Final Light. The union was born out of Roadburn 2020, a festival that ultimately did not happen but served as the impetus for this one off project.
Festival curator Walter Hoeijmakers asked James Kent (aka Perturbator) to do a commissioned piece with a musician of his choice. “I immediately thought of Cult Of Luna,” says James. “Even though my music is mostly electronic, we both have a knack for creating atmospheres, so I thought it would be a very interesting match.”
Johannes, reflecting on his relationship with Perturbator added: “I’ve been a fan for a long, long time. We had this creative discussion back and forth and we hit it off.”
As soon as the pair began work on their boundary-decimating songs, they knew that they had to be immortalized as an album. “It was immediate,” states Kent. “We had almost an hour of interesting music, so it would’ve been a shame to simply perform it and not do anything with it afterwards. It’s a project that I really want to share; it’s not only the fruit of a collaboration between me and one of my favourite musicians, but also very unique and once-in-a-lifetime.”
Final Light performed at Roadburn recently and you can see what you make of the collaboration right here with the video for the album’s title track, ‘Final Light’.
The duo previously released the song ‘In The Void’ , a nine-minute track that incorporates the best of the two forward-thinking musicians. All-consuming, electrified bass notes are answered by creeping six-string melodies, before alien synth lines dance beneath anguished screams
Final Light is released on 24 June and several limited-edition vinyl variants are available for pre-order here. Physical and digital pre-orders are available now on a variety of limited-edition, color vinyl variants via Red Creek’s webstore, with digital pre-orders available here.
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