Pascal & Urban Absolutes – Lux
German house duo Paskal & Urban Absolutes release their debut album ‘Lux’ through Sonar Kollektiv this autumn.
Paskal & Urban Absolutes sounds like an invented band name – but Alexander released music under the moniker Paskal and Adrian as Urban Absolutes long before the two got together in late summer 2009. It is when two like-minded creative spirits join forces the sum is always much bigger than its mere addition. That’s what Sonar Kollektiv’s A&R manager and member of Jazzanova Alex Barck felt and it didn’t take much persuasion to sign the duo to his label in 2012.
For Alex and Adrian this new home is exactly the environment where they feel at ease and want to get a move on. The love for electronic dance music between the poles of pop, downtempo and house is eventually what made Sonar Kollektiv. A love shared by Paskal & Urban Absolutes unconditionally.
You can hear that on all of their numerous releases and remixes (also for Quintessentials, Farside Records, Peppermint Jam and Shaboom), as well as now especially on their debut album for Sonar Kollektiv. Despite the geographical distance (Alexander lives Berlin, Adrian in Düsseldorf) the twosome intensified their collaborative work over the last few months to develop their signature sound. It’s a sound you can hear is based on face-to-face contact, rather than across the Internet whether it in Adrian’s studio in Düsseldorf or at Alex’ place in Berlin. In these endless sessions, music is created full of blood, sweat and tears.