DEBUT ALBUM REVANCHIST OUT FRIDAY VIA WARP RECORDS
CURRENTLY ON NORTH AMERICAN & EUROPEAN TOUR
Evian Christ shares a new single, “Yxguden”, from his eagerly anticipated debut album, Revanchist, releasing via Warp this Friday, October 20th. The track features enigmatic Swedish rapper, singer, record producer, designer, and Drain Gang member Bladee.
“Yxguden (feat. Bladee)” is also accompanied by a music video directed by early computer graphics pioneer and former Tiesto-collaborator Micha Klein, who animates a meeting between a anthropomorphised peanut and a Nordic Bronze Age cave drawing of an axe-wielding moundperson. Utilizing a vocal hook most commonly recognized for its use in DJ Hixxy’s “More and More” (2007), “Yxguden’s” chaotic arrangement jump-cuts between moments of gauzy ambiance and frenzied exhilaration.
Revanchist explores the latent potential in trance to evoke, beyond euphoria, the fullest feeling of the sublime. The album follows 2020’s “Ultra,” a landmark single that demonstrated Christ’s emerging command of an abstractly destructive musical vocabulary. Revanchist draws from an unlikely and diverse pool of influences, compositing the suffocating throttle of Demiurge-era Emptyset (2011), the worldliness of Madonna and William Orbit’s Ray Of Light LP (1998), the acute uncanniness of Laibach’s Across The Universe (1988); and a highly stylized approach to mixing and sound design primarily inspired by Sasha’s seminal XpanderEP (1999).
Revanchist’s album artwork is designed by long-standing collaborator and celebrated graphic designer David Rudnick. Inspired by classic trance singles, the limited edition CD is housed in a screen-printed slim pack jewel case with 5-color printed PVC inlay and wrap-around sticker; the vinyl, similarly limited to an initial pressing of 1000, is housed in a screen-printed transparent bag with a printed inner-sleeve and double-sided 36×24” fold-out poster.
Listen to “Yxguden (feat. Bladee)” above and find full tour routing and album details below.
Upcoming Live Dates
† = Revanchist: Live
* = Revanchist: DJ
10/20 – New York, NY @ The Meadows *
10/26 – London, UK @ TranceParty Outernet †
10/27 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique †
10/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Parallel †
11/3 – Turin, IT @ C2C †
11/4 – Guimarães, PT @ Mucho Flow †
11/11 – Barcelona, ES @ Mira †
11/25 – Manchester, UK @ New Century †
12/1 – London, UK @ TranceParty Corsica *
12/8 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo *
12/9 – Dublin, IE @ The Racket Space *
2/24 – Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
October 20th, 2023
1. On Embers
2. Yxguden (ft. Bladee)
3. The Beach
4. Nobody Else
7. With Me (feat. Merely)
8. Run Boys Run