Pascal Terstappen, one of the front faces of the fast growing Amsterdam based label Atomnation, releases his fourth album named For on May 18th. Best known by his artistic name Applescal, Terstappen has an impressive and solid career under his belt. If you take the time to check Atomnation’s releases you soon realise these guys know what they are doing and only care about top quality productions. Examples are the mesmerising soundscapes created by Gidge (listen here) or the immaculate work of David Douglas (listen here).
Here at Golden Scissors we have been listen to For on repeat for some days now. I wouldn’t like to spoil you too much on that but I must say we are truly impressed by the attention Pascal has given to the all album concept and composition. Although each track has a soul of its own and could perfectly work alone, when you listen to the overall experience of For you notice that together each track grows into something bigger that itself.
“Airports” is the first single coming out and for us its the perfect teaser for what you can expect to listen on May 18th. The track kind of sintetize the bigger picture. You can listen to a wide range of textures, smells and colours which are perfectly intertwined to compose a 5:37 minutes journey of emotions. Flying from industrial dark corners to more melodic and joyful spaces, Pascal plays with this duality back and forward and the result is, without a doubt, an overwhelming listening experience.
If you live in the old continent make sure to attend one of Applescal DJ sets:
14 Mar, Halle W, Geneva, CH
19 Mar, Atomnation Night @ PAL, Hamburg, DE
02 Apr, Sneaky Pates, Edinburgh, UK
04 Apr, Dance Tunnel, London, UK
05 Apr, Antwerp Mansions, Manchester, UK
10 Apr, Atomnation Night @ OT301, Amsterdam, NL
17 Apr, Atomnation Night @ Toldi, Budapest, HU
27 Apr, Oranjebloesem, Amsterdam, NL
01 May, Atomnation Night @ Simplon, Groningen, NL
09 May, Trickfilm Festival, Ludwigsburg, DE
28 May, ‘For’ – Official album release show @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
17 Jun, Atomnation Night @ Off Sonar, Barcelona, SP