Antifate is the third album that Ziúr has released, following two on Planet Mu. On 2019’s ATØ, she re-introduced songs to her canon, contorting her vocals over an electronic backdrop, and with Antifate she takes this idea further, pushing abstracted pop forms into mists of digital euphoria and extracting unexpected instrumental flourishes.
“Electronic instrumentation is melted into acoustic sounds and vice-versa, creating a breathing organic universe that’s entirely Ziúr’s,” we’re told.
The album title references a mythical land where wine flows freely and houses are made of cake. With this in mind, Ziúr crafts a soundtrack that’s “fantastical and magical, hinged on the idea of closeness and connection at a time when distance is mandatory,” the Germany label tells EDMjunkies.
A longtime fixture in Berlin’s nightlife, Ziúr has cut through decades of threads to arrive on a sound that accurately represents her journey. She’s founder and resident DJ of Boo-Hoo, a series of club nights championing diverse lineups. Alongside Julianna Huxtable, she forms Off License, an audiovisual collaboration, and the two performed last October in collaboration with visual artist Theresa Baumgartner.
The album was mastered by Rashad Becker, and it follows Patrick Belega’s Blutt on PAN, scheduled for April release.
01. Alive, Unless?
02. Orange Cream Drip
04. Gravity’s Gravity, Clout is Clout
05. Fringe Casual
06. Aid Is What It Is
07. Sister Lava
08. Aka Doctor Opp
09. The Dip
10. The Carry
Antifate LP is scheduled for May 7 release. Meanwhile, you can pre-order here and stream the title-track below.