Lords of Acid, the Belgian electro-industrial-techno outfit fronted by the legendary Praga Khan, has returned with Deep Chills, the outfit’s first new album in twelve years. Khan & longtime collaborator Erhan Kurkun (music and arrangements) follow up the smash success of the comeback single Little Mighty Rabbit with an all-new sonic orgy, and this time they have invited along musical perverts Murv (bass), Virus (Guitar), Kirk (Drums) and DJ Mea (Vocals). With Deep Chills, the Lords once again defy convention, expectations, and some would say, standards of decency. From the Our Little Secret era influenced bounce of “Pop That Tooshie”, to the driven, acid house flavored, anthemic beats of “Children of Acid” and the elecro-rock vibe of “Love Bus”, Deep Chills offers an innovative, updated take on the deviant sounds that make Lords of Acid so loved. Not ones to shy away from a little experimentation, Khan and co. expand their musical repertoire in all sorts of interesting directions. The surf rock and punk flavored “Surfin’ Hedgehog” will have you singing along instantly. The alt-country tinged “Slip N Slide” answers the question “What if Cowboy Junkies wrote really, really dirty songs?” The track “Paranormal Activity” features guest vocals by Zak Bagans (TV Host/ Producer for Ghost Adventures & Paranormal Challenge, NY Times Best-Selling Author of Dark World) and blends dark, menacing, stabbing trip-hop, haunting synths, and classic Lords of Acid grooves.
All in all, Deep Chills proves that Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative musicians in circulation. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release Lust to the electro-thrash of 2000's Farstucker, Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for nearly twenty-two years. Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases.
released April 10, 2012
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