With mystery and hype growing over Planningtorock, the singer/powerful live performer has announced she will release her debut album W on the New York Based label DFA this May.
The first video and single for her album is "Doorway" and it’s a really great slice of art-house pop music, kind of similar to Antony & the Johnsons or even Xiu Xiu. The most overt influence which you can hear in different shades is Arthur Russell. Rostron takes this a step further by penning a tribute on the LP to Russell with his song "Janine".
The LP is described as, "epic in scale…deeply personal, strikingly alien…weirdly familiar, and always daring and original.", an album that will surely turn many heads.
W was recorded over three-and-a-half years in solitude in Berlin and took in different guests from Scandinavia including Icelandic musician Hjörleifur Jónsson and Swedish mixer Christoph Berg.
Just two days after the album release, on May 19th, Planningtorock will be playing our Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne alongside Animal Collective, get all the details here.
Watch the first video for "Doorways" below:
DFA will release W by Planningtorock on May 19th
Published February 23, 2011.