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DRLCT Delivers A New Medee

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DRLCT is the solo project of Swiss musician Fantin Reichler (The Kompressor Experiment, Méandre).

A lamp post in the dark. A deep dive into grief, sadness and disbelief. Catharsis in the form of soaring, cycling and hypnotic melodies drenched in reverb. An invitation to lose oneself in a cinematic tapestry, where emotions are raw, unfiltered, and achingly real. 

On September 5 2022, my mom died after a three-year losing battle with cancer. In order to cope with her brutal death, I started writing a lot of music, just to have a purpose, something to pour my sparse energy in” tells Fantin. What was supposed to be a confidential vent turned into a full-length melancholic post-rock album called ‘Médée’.
It is composed of four 10-minutes tracks, each illustrating an aspect of the musician’s mom’s final ordeal : ‘Asunder’ – a delayed guitar driven slow burner – reflects on the anger and the disbelief she felt when she learned her life was over, ‘Un jour en Octobre’ filled with nostalgia interrupted by a dark twist which represent the cancer reaching her brain, ‘Flow your tears, that Bluebird said’ – an electronica ballad representing the acceptance and the yearning for the end – and finally ‘Interlinked’ which depicts her last painful steps towards her final rest.

To create the most immersive and complete tribute possible to his mother, Fantin collaborated with international graphic artists: the 4 songs are accompanied by an animated music video, each with a distinctive style.

‘Médée’ will be released in digital formats on May 312024 through Sunday Fog Records. A physical release (vinyl, CD) will take place in fall 2024.

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