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Stream Alan Watts’ Techno-Industrial ‘Ara’ Album

Darkly ambient Brooklyn trio's full-length due March 4 on Godmode Records

By: Camille Dodero // February 24, 2014

Alan Watts is a band, not a man, a darkly ambient industrial-techno Brooklyn trio comprised of Jeremy Krinsley (an old friend who also records as Human Resources), Mike Sheffield (formerly of dream-noise foursome Sweet Bulbs), and Patrick Stankard (also of Weed Hounds). Together, they make machine music that draws equally from Factory Records’ icy atmospheres and sci-fi film-noir dystopias, Throbbing Gristle’s existential-industrial loops and acid-house raves. The three piece will release the post-apocalyptic full-length Ara digitally on March 4, the sum of seven carefully sequenced parts, including the dark-wave jock-jam satire “Jean Michel” and opener “Salus Malus,” which imagines a club-night soundtrack for Pacific Rim‘s Kaiju-battling Jaegers. Blade Runner was set in 2019; this Alan Watts is the sound of your future.

Stream Ara, due next month on Godmode, below.