· By Mattias Forsgren

MAJESTOLUXE - Humanity is Vile - Released May 10th via Icons Creating Evil Art

Majestoluxe, the enigmatic figurehead of Stockholms underground electronic scene, is announcing the release of a new captivating EP later this spring. The release marks the start of the artist’s new collaboration with Stockholm-based Boutique Label Icons Creating Evil Art, which also is the home of genre-sibling EMMON. Majestoluxe presented his listeners with a thrilling first taste of this upcoming release in it's first single "Money Mules". Now he prepares to drop his next single, "Humanity Is Vile", promising more bass lines covered in concrete dust and beats infested with severe rust damage!

At the core of Majestoluxe's sonic arsenal lies a massive modular synth system, exclusively utilized to craft each composition on the EP. The result is an intriguing fusion of noisy techno and experimental electroacoustic art music, that transport listeners back to the raw energy of 80's industrial and Electronic Body Music (EBM). Since emerging onto the scene in 2019, Majestoluxe, also known as Conny Fornbäck, has garnered widespread acclaim for three critically acclaimed albums. Audience and critics alike have been captivated by his unapologetically punky attitude, coupled with mesmerizing visuals, showcased in live performances across Europe and Central America.

The new EP features a diverse array of tracks. It’s first single, "Money Mules", is a gritty industrial ballad delving into the underbelly of the financial system and organized crime, punctuated by angular basslines and treated field recordings of seagulls versus magpies. The new track "Humanity is Vile", features guest singer J△3 sEUQCAJ from the legendary Belgian EBM bands à;GRUMH... and nEGAPADRES.3.3. This single delivers a bleak reflection on the human condition atop a high-voltage electronic drone, making a modern industrial classic. Adding the final touches you'll find Jimmy Monell (EMMON, Rein, etc.), who, in mastering the tracks, ensures that Majestoluxe's vision reaches its full sonic potential.

Majestoluxe shares his thoughts on his new EP by stating, "These tracks were conceived while building myself a completely new studio around my ever-growing modular synth system. They are all the result of trying out new techniques and combining electronics in unexpected ways. The idea is to tame harsh noise into enjoyable tracks. Always with very serious intentions, but always with the tounge firmly in cheek."

"Humanity Is Vile" will be available on all major streaming platforms on May 10th, 2024, via Icons Creating Evil Art.
 Carl-Marcus Gidlöf
Icons Creating Evil Art
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