The ambient techno artist will release a two-disc album this May.
The double-disc package shows Glitterbug further developing his style of moody, atmospheric techno, as heard on his 2008 debut Supershelter and his numerous EPs on c.sides. Much of the album was inspired by his expansive 2009 world tour, during which he produced many of the tracks and collected a number of field recordings. On a more personal level, the album, and in particular its title, was influenced by the global perspective Glitterbug gained during his travels.
"'Privilege' deals with the fortune of living out a dream in a world that does not grant all people with the same opportunities," he says. "Over the last year I had the fortune to visit places around the globe in which I felt the obscene wealth of opportunities I have in life. It's hard to bear that the majority of humanity will never have the chance to even dream of who and what they could have been."
The album will be supported by a newly devised live act, complete with visuals by Israeli artist Ronni Shendar, who also designed the booklet accompanying the CD release of Privilege. Check out this video for a glimpse of the new routine, plus a few of Glitterbug's new tracks:
03. Blue Rifts
04. Wide & Near
06. After All
09. Pink Sparks (Cave Edit)
10. Vertical Extent
04. Slurred Thinking
05. Shake And Tumble
07. So Could We
09. Over Water (Dub Edit)
10. Walk Me
c.sides will release Glitterbug's Privilege on May 17th, 2010.