The techno innovator's next LP is inspired by the documentary Requiem for Detroit.
Robert Hood will release the third album in his Nighttime World series this September, entitled Motor: Nighttime World 3.
The first Nighttime World was one of Hood's earliest records, released on Cheap back in '95. It was followed five years later by Nighttime World Volume 2 on his own label, M-Plant. The third edition in the long-running series takes a more conceptual tack than its predecessors: this time Hood is focusing squarely on Detroit, the city he calls home and whose famous techno scene he had a significant role in building. More specifically, the album is inspired by Requiem For Detroit?, a 2010 documentary by Julien Temple that examines the city's spectacular decline, a result of an industry implosion that Temple calls a "man-made Katrina."
In Hood's opinion, increasing awareness of Detroit's condition could only be good for the city. "The situation in Detroit is making people uncomfortable but that's a good thing if we look at it in the right perspective," he says. "It's a shaking up and realisation of the condition that Detroit has been in for so long. As it was a long and slow process people became immune to what was happening, almost asleep at the wheel. This once progressive city is now half gone. To make a new future, Detroit needs to look deep within to be able to see a new vision and thrive once more. As long as there is a seed, there is hope."
Motor: Nighttime World 3 will see release on the Belgian label Music Man Records.
01. The Exodos
02. Motor City
03. Better Life
04. The Wheel
05. Black Technician
07. Drive (The Age Of Automation)
08. Torque One
09. Hate Transmissions
10. Slow Motion Katrina
12. A Time To Rebuild
Music Man Records will release Motor: Nighttime World 3 on September 17th, 2012.