Emancipator announces new album ‘Baralku’ out in November, shares gorgeous new track ‘Goodness’
At the end of August, Portland-based producer Doug Appling, better known for his indie-electro intersection of artistry as Emancipator, had, at last, emerged from sonic seclusion. After hinting at a new album, Appling arrived in August to confirm the new LP — the first since 2015’s Seven Seas —was at last finished.
Now, the artist’s announced the new album, Baralku, will see the light of day Nov. 17 via his owned and operated label Loci Records. Appling went a step further this afternoon, giving fans a taste of the new record in sharing an outright doozy of a tune “Goodness.” Clocking in under six minutes, the new track encapsulates all that makes Emancipator a standout musical act. Rich in electro and classical jazz elements alike, “Goodness” sees out that Appling remains an outstanding outlier amongst his contemporaries.
Speaking about the album in its entirety, Appling’s shared, “Music takes me to places, and each song is a spirit island on which its soul lives infinitely. To release a song is both a death and a birth at the same time,” he adds. “The sounds contained in each song have reached the end of their life process. The once shapeshifting collage of expression has been crystallized into a final form, no longer kinetic. Yet it exists in a state of permanent potential energy, waiting to be accessed in the form of music, just as the memory of a departed soul will always have the power to move us.”
Baralku is out Nov. 17 via Loci Records.