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Powerhouse Limited Vinyl LP

by Planningtorock

Release Date: 09 November 2018

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: DFA


Planningtorock Powerhouse Limited Vinyl LP


Celebrated dance producer Planningtorock - aka Jam Rostron announces the re-lease of their radical fourth album Powerhouse on 9th November via Human Level / DFA Records. Powerhouse marks the Berlin-via-Bolton producer's most intimate album to date, a kinetic, self-produced record flush with attitude, humour, vulnerability and swagger. W, Planningtorock's critically acclaimed 2011 debut on DFA, revealed a visionary and politicised producer. It offered up deeply queered art-pop - tense, atmospheric dance music cut with classical flourishes, and spell-binding androgyny. But it was 2014's All Love's Legal ("a masterclass in left-of-centre dance music", Mixmag), released on Rostron's own imprint Human Level, where Planningtorock, with banner-ready slo-gans ('Patriarchy Over And Out', 'Let's Talk About Gender Baby'), revealed their ability to combine pop-oriented music with a political message. Powerhouse offers up some-thing infinitely more personal: emotionally-charged, biographical anthems drawn from Rostron's lived experiences as a non-binary genderqueer artist, experiences around family, identity and music itself. Powerhouse was written and recorded across Berlin, London, New York and Los An-geles. It comes couched in the precision-tooled synths that have become Rostron's signature, though critics and fans will hear a subtle, ear worm-y shift in style here: from the Noughties US r&b swagger of 'Transome' and the bubbling oldschool '90s house of 'Beulah Loves Dancing' and 'Non Binary Femme', to the funky, flute-laced 'Much To Touch' (the only track on Powerhouse to feature a co-producer, long-time friend and collaborator Olof Dreijer of The Knife).

Featured Tracks:

1. Wounds
2. Transome
3. Dear Brother
4. Somethings More Painful Than Others
5. Much to Touch
6. Jam of Finland
7. Non Binary Femme
8. Piece of My Mind
9. Beulah Loves Dancing
10. Powerhouse