Co-founder of Berlin’s ‘Pornceptual’ collective announces debut LP
The first full-length album from Diego Garcia (AKA Projekt Gestalten) ‘The Beast Within’ is set for release in February next year via their own imprint, VRAAA records.
Inspired by the 90’s point-and-click adventure game “Gabriel Knight 2 – The Beast Within” which alternates its gameplay between characters Grace and Gabriel, the 9-track LP features music from both Garcia’s feminine and masculine artistic identities to scrutinise the concept of gender in contemporary electronic music.
The introspective, ambient soundscapes of Garcia’s feminine identity, The Princess of Death, are interwoven with the pulsating, club-ready tracks crafted by their masculine identity, Projekt Gestalten, before the two reconcile themselves with each other in the album’s closer.
In its maintenance of plurality and contradiction, Garcia’s debut album poses a sonic challenge to the harmful dichotomies which separate notions of male/female, good/evil and sacred/secular.
‘The Beast Within’ will be released in both digital and vinyl format on the 25th February with part of the profits from the digital sales being donated to queer organizations fighting homophobia.
Listen to the title track here: