Detroit legend Carl Craig has announced a new LP, Versus, that will feature collaborations with the Parisian orchestra Les Siècles and the classical pianist Francesco Tristano, who previously collaborated with fellow Detroiter Derrick May last year. Craig will arrange and engineer the compositions himself.

Versus originally premiered in 2008, with a unique live debut at La Cité de La Musique, Paris, where Carl Craig was joined by Les Siècles orchestra conducted by François-Xavier Roth, Moritz von Oswald, and Francesco Tristano, who arranged and orchestrated all the tracks. The performance, one of the first of its kind to combine electronic and classical composition, received five standing ovations and had over one- million views online of the original filmed recording.

The first EP release from the album is the mythical 1994 techno classic “Sandstorms,” originally released on the Just Another Day EP, with the title as a reference to the Gulf war raging at the time. A new 12″, which is out March 17, features the studio version of the Versus orchestral adaptation, as well as an unreleased take of the original, both carefully crafted by Carl Craig himself, on blue-coloured vinyl.

You can listen to Sandstorms over at The Wire.


01. Enter The Darkness
02. Darkness
03. Coding Sequence
04. Sandstorms
05. At Les
06. You’re Our Best And Only Friend
07. Desire
08. Barcelona Trist
09. The Melody
10. Domina
11. Error In Replication
12. C-Beams Glitter
13. Technology
14. Coding Cycle

InFiné will release Sandstorms on March 17th, and Versus on May 5th.

There will also be a live tour for the album, with the first date scheduled at the Detroit Movement festival between 27-29 May.


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