Formed in 2005, the Ottawa-based Canadian trio Encephalon, consisting of Matt Gifford, Sam Mainer and Alis Alias, have kept the electro-industrial underground waiting with bated breath for five long years.
Since stunning the electro world with their 2006 track "Responder“ on Septic VI, the duo have contributed tracks to no less than 7 other compilation, each of which has become an underground hit, their latest offering "Daylight“ being no exception. Encephalon have also contributed the track "Rise“ to the 2009 cyberpunk film "The Gene Generation“, the horror pic "Necromentia“ and also have a guest appearence on the new Fractured album earlier this year.
Time, then, that the Canadians put out a CD of their own, due to hit stores this fall in the form of their debut album. Focusing on themes of isolation, futurism and human evolution, "The Transhuman Condition“ is sure to bring Encephalon’s fantastically dark soundscapes to a wider audience beyond electro insiders, independent filmmakers and scene DJs. This is going to be big!
Canadian trio Encephalon already had considerable success with their 2011 debut „The Transhuman Condition“ both in America and Europe and made a lot of fans. Now Matt Gifford’s group ups the ante with „Psychogenesis“, a complex, heavy and engaging Electro album somewhere along the lines of Front Line Assembly, Project Pitchfork and Fractured. Luckily, in spite of this complexity and diversity, they did not forget accessibility, so “Psychogenesis“ turns out to be a great Electro cocktail. You can also enjoy in the “Infinity Edition”, which is limited to 250 copies only and contains additional artwork as well as a bonus CD. This limited edition is (still) available here. The regular edition can be found here. We will shortly release a few songs to prelisten, so stay tuned. The entire album will be available on April 24.