The techno artist's first full-length in 12 years will see release through Prologue this summer.
Parker's only previous full-length, Dispatches, came out back in 2001. In the time since that release he's carved a reputation as a producer of obsessively crafted, pulsating techno. His distinctive sound has featured on labels like Mote-Evolver, Avian and Semantica, although the majority of his output has come through his own Geophone imprint. The Buffalo-based artist juggles his music commitments with a role teaching fine art at a US university, and his Geophone records are routinely accompanied by striking sleeve design.
Lustrations will see release through Prologue, the German label that put out two 12-inches from Parker in 2011. A press release describes the album as "all about techno performed as a kind of ritual," and says the musical focus is on clarity (of "sound structures, bass lines, drums and arrangements.") The album will be released as a triple-vinyl package in June, with the digital version following roughly a month later.
01. Lustration One (Khonsu)
02. Lustration Two (Nor'easter)
03. Lustration Tree (Atlantic)
04. Lustration Four (DaiKaiju)
05. Lustration Five (息)
06. Lustration Six (Megalith)
07. Lustration Seven (Forms)
08. Lustration Eight (Contours)
09. Lustration Nine (Drums)
10. Lustration Ten (Pressure Zone)
11. Lustration Eleven (Sarychev)
12. Lustration Twelve (Dericho)
Prologue will release Lustrations by Mike Parker on June 3rd, 2013.