Purgate is the solo work of Frederic Arbour, one half of Industrial Techno duo Stärker and also works under the name Visions, creating Deep Ambient Atmospherics. As Purgate, Arbour explores purely analog circuitry through dense layers of treated modular systems and sparse, pulsing rhythmic structures. Monolithic, abrasive and atmospheric, he exerts the elemental properties of sound and the textural possibilities of signal processing as an exploration of the inherent forces, and physicality, of sound. His live A/V performance has been created with long time friend and experimental film maker Karl Lemieux (Live film projectionist for God Speed You Black Emperor), keeping a focus on all analog mediums with live projections of abstract layers of decomposed 16mm film experiments.
Arbour is also the founder of the Cyclic Law and Aesthetical labels.
When Reka posted this will be reprinted, I HAD to have it. Beautiful, bit dark, straightforward EBM-ish techno. The vinyl sounds amazing too...you cannot expect less from Allison’s label. :) jcampanini
It’s hard to choose a favorite track! Hard, relentless, unique, uncompromising, techno. Looking forwarding to playing these tracks in DJ sets. Versatile hard dance that fits with techno, ebm, industrial, and more. embracethevoid_