ERIC PRYDZ ‘OPUS’
19-TRACK DEBUT ALBUM TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 5 VIA ASTRALWERKS
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Eric Prydz will release his debut album ‘Opus’ on February 5 via Astralwerks. Clocking in at 19 tracks, ‘Opus’ is a personal narrative through the diverse and rich soundscapes that make up one of electronic music’s most unique and respected producers. Opus is available for preorder on iTunes here: http://po.st/OpusItunes
Producing under multiple aliases and straddling house, techno and more, Prydz is a twice GRAMMY-nominated artist, who has risen to the very top of electronic music. He’s headlined solo shows at iconic venues like Brixton Academy and Madison Square Garden, yet refused to give up his roots in underground club culture. For the breadth of his career his productions have walked a delicate and admirable path, straddling the increasingly divided world of electronic music, drawing admiration from chart toppers and underground icons alike.
‘Opus’ eschews hyperbolic concepts, reinvigorating the electronic music album format by showing a record can still be smart and anchored by the dancefloor. Refusing to be pigeonholed or constrained, Opus is filled with the same spirit that saw an 8 yr old Prydz reject formal piano training due to its rigidity. From breathy melodic euphoria to stripped back dark minimalism, Opus is quintessentially Eric Prydz, immaculately produced, soaring but intimate, euphoric and melancholic, and underpinned by those singular Prydz melodies.
Prydz released over 30 tracks in 2015, celebrating decade long milestones of his most popular aliases, the melodic house of Pryda and the dark techno of CirezD. But despite this prolific year that underscored the popularity of his signature sounds, Prydz refuses to look backwards, and surprises on Opus, imbuing the record with a real sense of discovery.
From the golden-age of Swedish techno that dragged him into club culture, to the synth-pop of the 1980s that sparked his love affair with electronic music, Opus reveals the influences that have shaped Prydz, while also being his most personal and intimate work to date. It’s not calculating or contrived, its Eric’s story.
Accompanying the release of OPUS will be a three city EPIC 4.0 tour. EPIC (Eric Prydz In Concert) shows are famed for their use of holograms and 3D technology, and EPIC 4.0 has been redesigned from the ground up following EPIC 3.0 at Madison Square Garden. EPIC 4.0’s initial 5 nights sold out in minutes, so additional nights were added in NYC and SF, meaning Prydz will play to over 20,000 people during EPIC 4.0 Part I.
The OPUS trailer directed and produced by GMUNK, who are frequent Prydz collaborators, provides a snapshot at the new visuals that will accompany the forthcoming EPIC shows. Watch the trailer here.
‘OPUS’ TRACK LIST
2. Black Dyce
4. Som Sas
5. Last Dragon
6. Moody Mondays ft. The Cut
1. Sunset At Cafe Mambo
2. Breathe ft Rob Swire
5. Mija (Re-Scored)
6. Every Day
8. The Matrix
EXCLUSIVE VINYL AND MERCH ON THE OFFICIAL STORE: http://po.st/EricPrydzStore
SPOTIFY ‘OPUS’ PLAYLIST: Http://po.st/OPUSplaylist
EPIC 4.0 U.S. TOUR DATES
Feb 12 New York, NY Terminal 5
Feb 13 New York, NY Terminal 5
Feb 14 New York, NY Terminal 5
Feb 19 Los Angeles, CA Palladium
Feb 20 Los Angeles, CA Palladium
Feb 26 San Francisco, CA Armory
Feb 27 San Francisco, CA Armory
Purchase Tickets: live.ericprydz.com