NEW LP: BABALON WORKING
In a 22-year career that’s seen collaborations with luminary artists from across the music spectrum– all the while posting multiple DJ chart Top 25s, an iTunes Europe #1 album, and two-time GRAMMY® Award “Best Electronic Album” candidacies – the 3kStatic electronic music collective has continued to evolve, securing a unique place in the pantheon of deep-underground electronic music.
That evolution continues on Babalon Working, a 9-track concept album that fuses the project’s Dadaist ‘cut and paste/found sound ’ approach with an exploration of the bizarre 1946 “Babalon Working” ritualistic experiments under the aegis of Aleister Crowley and JPL scientist Jack Parsons, with the assistance of L. Ron Hubbard and others.
Lead single ‘Is It Difficult, Between Matter and Spirit?’ straddles the line between contemporary low-fi Tech House and 90s techno, while highlighted track ‘Magazine Trash’ is a collaboration with former Public Image Ltd., Department S and Brian Brain bassist and multi-instrumentalist Pete “Joyless” Jones.
With releases on 19 labels worldwide since its inception in 1998, 3kStatic has been heavily influenced by the pioneers of industrial electronica – as well as the work of multi-media artists Guy Debord, William S. Burroughs and Byron Gysin.
3kStatic has collaborated with members, or former members, of: Kansas; Yes; ELO, Part II; Cabaret Voltaire; Hula; Pop Will Eat Itself; Public Enemy; Parliament-Funkadelic; Public Image Ltd.; King Crimson and others.
3kStatic has produced commissioned remixes for: Ku-Ling Bros.; KMFDM; Lords of Acid; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails), and many others.
Evolver: Distinctive Electronica – a 3kStatic sample and sound library was released by Sony Creative Software in 2009, and was accompanied by the full album Evolver.
Babalon Working by 3kStatic was released on digital, disc & vinyl formats, January 15, 2021.