DANGER takes listeners on a journey of discovery in new full-length album, ‘ORIGINS’
Admirers of French electro know that producer DANGER has become seemingly synonymous with the genre. The graphic designer-turned-musical pioneer has been releasing music under the moniker for years, originally choosing to do so anonymously. Now revealed to be Franck Rivoire, he has released his second full length album in just two years. Sixteeen-track ORIGINS heavily draws upon the sounds of video games, while also intertwining instrumentals heavily throughout. Rivoire has found a way to create a multidimensional album with intricate sonic patterns that never leave a listener bored or wanting for more.
The producer speaks about the album, saying, “ORIGINS has become a vehicle for me to tackle keeping my past-self from haunting me or let my present-self become tethered down in nostalgia.” He continues, “I’ve struggled lately searching for my inner-child. I thought he had disappeared, then I’d thought I wouldn’t need him anymore, then I came to realize that living without him left me incomplete. When recently visiting my parents home, being in my dusty childhood room, I realized I had been missing that child who still reveled in the retro land of VHS tapes and 8-bit gaming. He needed to have voice in my current art.”
While gaming played a large part in the creation of the album, he also speaks on how he found himself through writing ORIGINS.
“ORIGINS was born out of this struggle, and it was an album that needed to happen. It’s important to never forget that the most fragile part of yourself can also be your biggest strength. In many ways this album represents where I’ve come from, more-importantly it informs where I’m going.”
Rivoire is embarking upon a nine-stop ORIGINS tour throughout the United States, where fans can see him play the new album live.
1/24 Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
1/25 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
1/26 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
1/31 Washington, D.C – U Street Music Hall
2/1 Montreal – Igloo Fest
2/2 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
2/7 Denver, CO – Globe Hall
2/8 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
2/9 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5