French legend Vitalic just unveiled the Deluxe version of his acclaimed Voyager album, which includes four brand new releases. The multi-instrumentalist, who blends electro, techno, and house as well as elements of classical, rock, Italo-disco, and ‘70s electronic music, is also embarking on a US tour next week in support of the new release.
With the Deluxe version, fans can look forward to hearing new pieces “Konk,” “Laika,” “Cosmic Rain” and “Hunting and Fishing.” Last year’s original Voyager release marked Vitalic’s fourth studio album, and was a tribute to the disco heritage of the 1980s, dominated by deeply energetic, orgasmic synthesisers with influences from pioneers of the genre like Moroder, Cerrone, Patrick Cowley, Lime, Spacer, Carpenter and Gino Soccio. The album perfectly brings together the three elements that have always composed Vitalic’s strength: a touch of experimental folly, killer melodies and a joyful overabundance of energy. It’s this magic formula that makes Voyager the ideal disc to listen to with your feet on the dancefloor and your eyes fixed on the stars.
It’s been a good fifteen years now since Vitalic took it upon himself to redefine techno using his native French sensibility, mixing energy and melody to forge his own recognizable style, but his sound has withstood the tests of time. Vitalic will take his signature sound on the road for seven select tour dates across the US kicking off next week. Full dates below and tickets here.