May 22, 2024

German electropop act Digital Factor unveils ‘Ouvre’ EP, ahead of charity album ‘G.B.A. – General Behavior Abrogate’

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2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the German electropop act Digital Factor. For the occasion, Mike Langer decided to make his new studio album “G.B.A.-General Behavior Abrogate” a very special release in many ways.

But before that we first get the EP “Ouvre”, the second single taken from the forthcoming conceptual album and featuring Manuel Kressin on vocals. In addition to the 3 different versions of the title-song (with the “Berlin” and “Van Wijk” remixes), you also get a 3rd album song with the synth pop cut “Your Echo” in its exclusive “JFlash” mix version by Andy Drabek.

You can get the EP right now from Bandcamp where it is available as an immediate download. All proceedings go to charity, the same goes for the complete album. A gesture that is seldom these days!

The new studio album “G.B.A.-General Behavior Abrogate” will be a charity project where all proceeds will be donated to Kinderstiftung Altenburg, a foundation for disadvantaged children, “bringing back some humanity to our crazy world and reminding all of us that music is a perfect media to set up connection and bring us all together.”

Mike Langer also took the challenge to collaborate on each new song with a different local artist from his hometown of Altenburg (Germany) giving to this new album a very eclectic and collaborative dimension. “As a musician, you always tend to say that the current album is THE special album. (laugh) But the current work with numerous musicians from my hometown, all embracing my musical style, is truly something special”, explains the German artist.

Note that one of the songs, namely the opening track “Take Me To The Limit”, features none other than Digital Factor’s founding member Torsten Heise.

Mike Langer who works in both music and film for theater productions, also recorded two songs together with two fellow actors: Manuel Kressin (for “Ouvre”) and Manuel Struffolino (“Change It”). Mike Langer’s daughter Josephine can also be heard on one of the songs, as well as guitarist and bassist Georg Kostron, who once again contributed to the album.

Pre-orders for the new album are available via the Alfa Matrix webstore on CD and via Bandcamp as download.

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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