Classically trained musician and electro-pop composer Yuksek (aka Pierre-Alexander Busson) has invaded the US, bringing a flurry of swooping, dance-pop anthem and a brand new record, Living On The Edge Of Time, released today on Ultra Records.
Empowered by his previous work with artists such as Chromeo and Amanda Blank, Yuksek’s new album pushes Pierre to the front lines, both as vocalist and leading a fierce live band. Garnering praise from USA Today, CMJ and more, fans can check out the full album streaming on AOL Spinner this week and purchase the record at iTunes and all other digital retailers. Today RCRD LBL premiered the “Off The Wall” (Brodinski remix) the single for which will be released in the US on February 28th. Download the “Off The Wall” (Brodinski remix) HERE as well as album track “Always On the Run” HERE. We encourage you to post and share these MP3s.
On Living On The Edge Of Time, Yuksek marries the distorted, saturated sounds of dance floor decadence for which he’s known with a more melodic and catchy, pop vibe. Album opener “Always on the Run,” sets the album’s underlying tone of chaos and movement grabbing you with a transfixing vocal melody that submerges you into the album. “On a Train” is a true dance-floor anthem that builds to an explosive chorus with a skittering beat that will get stuck in your head for days. On “White Keys,” a hauntingly eerie synthesizer sets a more contemplative mood while lingering over an up-tempo beat. Lyrically referencing the album title, “The Edge” has a pulsating beat sliced by keyboards stabs eventually exploding into a synth-fueled chorus. Closing the record is the 5 minute throbbing psychedelic pop-behemoth “Out Of Control,” complete with finger snaps and a driving bass line.
There’s always been a pop heart beating inside Yuksek’s unique brand of electronic dancefloor bangers. Always catchy hooks hidden between the acid loops, hints of glam and indie infiltrating his energized house beats. Tunes like “So Far Away From The Sea” and “Extraball” from his acclaimed debut album revealed a powerful pop sensibility, deeply rooted into a lifelong affinity to artists as David Bowie, Gary Numan and The Cure, but also a devoted love for Lou Reed circa Transformer, Serge Gainsbourg, early West Coast-rap and the Warp label. Living On The Edge Of Time is the sound of an artist who can’t ignore the muse, a restless producer constantly in motion and a musician devoted to evolution. Continuing his journey of musical evolution Yuksek has unleashed his tour de force sound, making a lasting impression on American shores.
“Lyrically, he often expresses those feelings of solitude, though, musically, the results may be best enjoyed in a room wall-to-wall with sweaty skin.”
– USA Today “PopCandy”