St. Louis techno producer Butane promises dark, detail-oriented minimal on his debut album Becoming out in March.
The seven-track album, which arrives on 2x12” and digital but not on CD, is the product of six months away from music for Butane, known to his family as Andrew Rasse. “Moving to Berlin around Christmas of last year kind of forced me to take a break from studio work for nearly six months,” says Butane. “Then when I came back to Berlin in June after Sonar, I slowed my travel schedule down and spent a lot of time reading philosophy and just generally enjoying the Berlin summer.”
“When I finally took all the pent-up creative energy from those past six months into the studio with me to write the album, it all just came pouring out. I fine tuned it over the next few months, testing some of the tracks while out DJing, and this is the final result.”
“I really wanted to present something a bit different than what I had done before,” adds Butane. “And approaching this as an album enabled me to do that. I feel like these tracks all somehow belong together.”
A2 A Rave Mistake (Remix)
C1 From the Beginning
D1 I Didn't Know
’Becoming’ by Butane is out on Alphahouse on March 17, 2008.