InFiné will release the French producer's second album in October.
Ever since he debuted on InFiné in 2008, Castex has pushed a style of music that's as cinematic as it is melancholic. Tohu Bohu (French for "hurly burly") drops three years after his first LP, Spanish Breakfast. In the years since then, Castex has moved from Paris to Berlin, a change that he says affected his state of mind and creative process, if not his taste in music. He explains:
"Even though Tohu Bohu was made entirely in Germany, I don't think I have been influenced by any of the music that gets played here, at Berghain say. But if it had been made in Paris, I think it would be a completely different album. I'm always a bit anxious, stressed out in Paris. In Berlin, I'm much calmer, far more relaxed. That's the kind of influence Berlin has been having on me, day after day, as a musician."
The album shows Castex working once again with Vladimir Mavounia Kouka, an illustrator and director who's short film La Femme a Cordes featured a soundtrack by Rone. Kouka designed the album's cover art and overall "visual identity," which you can see in the trailer below. Castex is also working on a visually enhanced live show with Studio Fünf, who produced the animated video for his 2011 track "So So So."
02. Bye Bye Macadam
03. Fugu Kiss
04. La Grande Ourse
06. King of Batoofam
07. Moscow Mule
10. Lili Wood
InFiné Music will release Tohu Bohu on October 15th, 2012.