Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lyra Pramuk, Atom™ and more feature on new Soundwalk Collective album

Soundwalk Collective (Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli)_photo by NAN GOLDIN

‘LOVOTIC’ will also feature Willem Dafoe and writer/ philosopher, Paul B. Preciado.

Written and conceived by founder of Soundwalk Collective, Stephan Crasneanscki, the conceptual album scrutinises the ideas bolstering a burgeoning field of research which seeks to explore the possibilities of sexual and emotional relationships between people and robots.

It interrogates the new forms of intimacy, gender and sexuality which are produced as a product of the evermore indistinguishable relationship between the human and the machine, posing the question: ‘Can the future of sex and sexuality could instead be an exponentially expanding kaleidoscope? Could the machine be another technology that brings us closer together?’



Sonically, it is the liminal space between the organic/ mechanic dichotomy that ‘LOVOTIC’ occupies. Meticulous sound design evokes the rubbery textures of faux flesh or the sleek shine of hardware, whilst amorphous and unidentifiable soundscapes make a case for the fluidity of gender.

The distorted spoken word and operatics of singers, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lyra Pramuk, are interwoven with those of Atom™ and Willem Dafoe and leading thinker in the study of gender and body politics, Paul B. Preciado, also contributes by performing a quasi scientific and fictional text which adds further intellectual depth.


Additional to an artist edition double LP pressed on transparent vinyl, ‘LOVOTIC’ also manifests itself in a 16-page booklet containing lyrics and painted artwork, both by Stephan Crasneanscki.

The album will be available from April 1st, via new Berlin-based label Analogue Foundation. You can stream the title track here.