DIE KRUPPS members' side project, DIE ROBO SAPIENS, launches debut album in October!
After a couple of teasing EP and video clip releases, the Belgian Alfa Matrix label today announces the full length album by Die Robo Sapiens, the ultimate EBM project by the members of Die Krupps. “Robo Sapien Race” will be released by the end of October on a fan edition vinyl (with lots of extras such as a DJ turntable slipmat), as a limited 2CD box set pressing and as a download.
Behind Die Robo Sapiens we find Die Krupps members Jürgen Engler plus Ralf Dörper and Marcel Zürcher.
The 10-track “Robo Sapien Race” album offers a blend of minimal, vintage and powerful synth music with harder, stronger and angrier EBM assaults made of fat and ripping basslines, powerful German vocals and upbeat synth sequences. The artwork was rendered by the talented Japanese designer Tomoki Hayasaki.
Jürgen Engler: “The idea for us was to have an outlet for songs that couldn’t be used in a Die Krupps context. The use of guitars in Die Robo Sapiens music being taboo, in a way, it’s a return to our electro roots but with a twist. Imagine the Duesseldorf sound of Kraftwerk mixed with hard Die Krupps EBM. This combination of styles has been spooking around my brain for a while and it was time to put it into action.”
The album’s first pressing comes out as a limited deluxe double CD Digipak containing a bonus disc featuring each album song remixed by an impressive list of electro artists such as Sebastian Komor, Orange Sector, Plastic Noise Experience, Metroland, Aiboforcen, Ad:Key, Implant, Aesthetische, Kant Kino and Cubic.
The album also gets released on vinyl format as a fan edition pack limited to 333 units worldwide including the 10-track album on black vinyl in a deluxe gatefold packaging (with full lyrics) with a bonus DJ turntable slipmat, a page marker and a numbered postcard, plus the new 20 track “Sounds From The Matrix 023” label CD compilation which, for now, is exclusive to this release.