Make no mistake, Dorian Concept is one of the best beatsmiths around. His productions have influenced – directly or indirectly – many of the young electronic producers that emerged from the aftermath of L.A’s beat renaissance back in late naughties. But despite an extended hiatus between 2009’s classic When Planets Explode and 2011’s Her Tears Taste Like Pears EP, he returns with a brand new single called ‘Draft Culture’ and news of a forthcoming album titled Joined Ends.
Armed with a new set of tools (“The new gear was important because the MicroKorg had been my main production unit for a long time… It really tied me down to my old sound. I’ve always been a fan of reduction, so working with analogue gear was a way for me to put my focus back on playing. It feels like my first musical cycle is closing and the start of a new one”), the upcoming LP marks a new era in sound for the Austrian producer and if the lead single is anything to go by – we’re all in for a nice treat.