German music producer, biologist and ecologist, Dominik Eulberg is combining all three of those professions into one. He is prepping the release of his album new album Mannigfaltig and will release a single tomorrow, “Fünffleck-Widderchen.” Lucky for you all we have a premiere a day early.
The song represents a small portion of the message of the album – humanity is destroying the planet and with dire consequences. It seeks to push forward ecologic conservation, while also looking to capture the complex beauty that exists on this planet.
Each song represents is derived from an animal and “Fünffleck-Widderchen” translates to New Forest Burnet. At over nine minutes, Eulberg takes his time to develop this song. Glitchy broken beats are prominent as a bell rattles throughout the record to sound the alarm of the damage we doing to this earth. Echoing synths start to rise with a hypnotic piano line fluttering in the background. It builds and builds with some percussion entering in the last bit of the track as it evolves and morphs into something different, but still very much the same as the opening.
“With 'Fünffleck-Widderchen' I wanted to build a hypnotic and almost transcendental journey. For that I created polyrhythmic sequences which are also sometimes triplet, but their transpositions are still in the classic 4/4 scheme,” explains Eulberg to Magnetic.
“In interaction with its broken beats and the wide Oberheim theme with no clear start and ending, it develops its own vortex this way. 'Fünffleck-Widderchen' (English: New Forest Burnet) is a moth with five red spots per forewing. This is why it is track-number five on my album Mannigfaltig.”
Fünffleck-Widderchen will be released tomorrow, August 23 and the album Mannigfaltig drops on September 6 via !K7. Pre-order it here.
I also have to add this iconic press photo sent in his press kit.