Galaktlan – En Garde
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In 2013, Galaktlan joined the Seksound Records catalog with the release of Second Memory. Now, Galaktlan is back with En Garde, his tenth full-length album, including a number of other projects.
Releasing on September 17th, En Garde escorts the listener to other realms of musical possibilities as electronics take fight and soar into an aethereal, magical atmosphere. Evoking electronic glitch, dance beats, and electro-soundtrack sensibilities, Laatsit soars on En Garde bringing a clear expertise to his electronic compositions. There are ghostly moments throughout the album that sit alongside beats and various electronic structures, both soothing and enticing.
Galaktlan is the electronic, experimental project of Estonian based artist Taavi Laatsit who brings a sci-fi aesthetic to every piece he produces. Currently living in Brussels, Laatsit utilized the Arturia V Collection plus a number of UAD effects on En Garde to magnifcent effect. A master of soft-synths and hardware alike, Laatsit manages to create a beautiful successor to Constance. As such, it contains a magical, almost romantic feel that few can deliver given the musical genre. Infuenced by his time in the improvisational noise group Kismabande and in another Estonian experimental project called Kulgurid, En Garde has a depth to it with expressive layers and meaningful musical connections.
Taavi Laatsit mixed the album himself while Lauri Liivak, long time Seksound mainstay, bought his expertise in mastering to the project. Not only is the music on En Garde breathtaking, but the cover art by Andrei Kedrin and layout by Kaarel Vahtramäe are incredible additions that make this album a total package.
Released on: September 17, 2018
A2 Selle peale oleks ma ise ka tulnud
A3 En garde
A4 Denebi lilled
B2 Ataraksia koidikul
B5 Botta segreta
All tracks by Taavi Laatsit. Recorded in Schaerbeek during the nights of 2017 and 2018. Mastered by Lauri Liivak @ Lauri Liivak Mastering.
Thanks to my family for their love, to Rein for still believing in music, to Andrei, Lauri and Kaarel and everyone else for their support.
Cover art by Andrei Kedrin www.andreikedrin.com
Layout by Kaarel Vahtramäe