Ladies and gentlemen; the mighty Phace has announced a new solo album. His second LP on his and Misanthrop’s mind-altering Neosignal imprint, ‘Shape the Random’ will be released on March 16th for physical and digital purchase and it’s fair to say that Phace certainly hasn’t held back on his gut-busting energy and unparalleled designs once again!
Establishing his name in 2005 with releases on Renegade Hardware and TeeBee’s Subtitles label, the talented Florian Harres became synonymous with an emerging European sound of hard hitting drums, raw synths and bruising basslines that were becoming ever more popular on dancefloors across the world. Eventually leading Phace to his debut album Psycho on Subtitles two years later, showcasing his recognisable technique with heavy weight tracks such as Psycho and 3002.
Harres took his style further featuring with frequent collaborator and fellow German Misanthrop, writing tracks for Subtitles, Shadow Law and sharing the accolades on their 2009 14-track epic From Deep Space album. Further collaborations saw Phace work with seasoned professionals Noisia, including their monstrous hit Program which needless to say cemented Phace’s position firmly within the drum and bass scene carrying the European sound.
Standing face to face with D&B (pun intended) he continues to stretch the limits of neurofunk to new levels. Shape the Random, his fourth album, is a ruthless blend of hefty drum patterns, unpredictable movements and sounds that only Phace can seem to create! Within the realms of his unique hardcore textures, the album produces head nodding and toe tapping experimental rhythms which refuse to let the listener’s attention slip. Phace demonstrates his depth and knowledge of a sound he has pioneered since Neosignal’s inception. This latest release from the Hamburg don maintains the label’s handsome reputation of forward thinking sound.
He explains the album’s title describes its formation; letting inspiration shape his studio time and for the writing to be spontaneous, allowing him to ‘shape the random’. Another 14-track stomper has been a year in the making and we’re hyped to see the end result! Not holding back in the New Year, 2015 looks to be another promising year for Phace and the Neosignal crew; thinking towards the future, shaping drum and bass and continuing to chew the scene up and spit it out!