The Dutch techno producer's LP will land on his own imprint in May.
After 15 years of recording music, Van Abbe will release his first long-player. Most of the Dutch producer's material has come via his old label No Comment, which he retired in 2014 in favor of a new one, VANABBE. He also dropped a 12-inch last year, Ostinato, via the Swedish label Trolldans.
His debut album consists of nine stripped-back techno tracks recorded with "small prepared piano fragments." Its narrative arc is loosely tied to a story about chasing a bright red scarab through the desert on a "white Arabian horse," the label says. The text accompanying the release begins: "You wake up on a gold-embroidered divan in the middle of a desert with nothing but a worn canvas stretched between two lonely palm trees to shield you from the blazing sun."
A1 Found In The Desert
A2 Of A Thousand Signs
A3 With Eyes Like Walls
B1 The Rocks Are Mine
B2 To Carry Away
C1 Waves Of A Kind
C2 Against The Current
D1 The Clueless
VANABBE will release Champagne Palestine on May 9th, 2016.