Anjunabeats is proud to present part one of ‘Duality’, the stunning new double album from Andrew Bayer.
‘Duality pt. 1’ is out now, with pt. 2 following on October 26.
Enigma, polymath, visionary, DJ, producer, musician, artist: Andrew Bayer has been a cornerstone of Anjuna for over a decade. He’s been responsible for the most experimental and ambitious artist albums on Anjunabeats. His 2011 debut ‘It’s Artificial’ merged glitch-hop, electronica, and prog house, while on 2013’s ‘If It Were You, We’d Never Leave’ he pushed the envelope further with a critically-acclaimed journey of electronica and sunny, instrumental hip-hop. 2018’s ‘In My Last Life’ wove the emotive songwriting of Ane Brun and Alison May into a modern alt-pop masterpiece.
In amongst this, Andrew has knocked out countless cutting-edge trance bangers to power his famed DJ sets – ‘Super Human’ (with Asbjørn), ‘Magitek’, ‘Once Lydian’, ‘The District’… the list goes on. Respected as a true visionary and a headline talent within the trance world, as well as one of its only openly proud and vocal LGBTQ+ acts, his DJ sound has energized Ultra Music Festival, Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy (including a Madison Square Garden show), ASOT, Creamfields and clubs across the world.
A two-part album project, ‘Duality’ combines these two separate musical threads for the first time. ‘Duality’ pt. 1 explores Bayer’s passion for downtempo and indie-pop, while ‘Duality’ pt. 2 takes on his forward-thinking trance and progressive sound.
Crafted over three years, Bayer is joined by an eclectic cast of collaborators old and new. Drawing on electronic pop, indie songwriting, and modern classical, ‘Duality pt. 1’ opens with ‘No Silence’ featuring songwriting from cult Icelandic band Vök.
One of many LGBTQ+ collaborators across the project, Danish singer-songwriter Asbjørn brings his technicolor style to two twisted pop masterpieces in the brilliant ‘American Boy’ and the dramatic, string-laded epic ‘Equal’ – which closes ‘Duality pt. 1’.
Leading up to it is ‘Under Pressure’ with Anjunadeep’s rising star OLAN and ‘Matriarch’ with new talents Red Dragons, while ‘4/15/10 11:15 AM – Volcano’ and ‘Thank You For Being With Us’ provide moments of instrumental reflection, reminiscent of Andrew’s breakthrough 2013 LP ‘If It Were You, We’d Never Leave’.
“‘Duality (Part 1)’ explores the “home listening” electronic music that I have always focused on for my previous albums, but with a twist. I wanted to merge classic trance sounds with indie pop, which really linked both parts of ‘Duality,’” – Andrew Bayer
Andrew Bayer’s ‘Duality’ is available to pre-order on triple gatefold vinyl via the Anjuna Music Store. Alongside a long-awaited UK appearance at Group Therapy Weekender London, Andrew once again joins Above & Beyond at their Group Therapy milestone celebrations, as they mark 500 episodes of their long-running radio show in Los Angeles in October.
As part of the festivities, Andrew also hosts a special ‘Duality’ pre-party at Academy, Los Angeles on October 14, with special guests Naz, OLAN, and Fatum – for more info, visit ABGT500.live
Andrew Bayer & Vök – No Silence
Andrew Bayer & Dave Thomas Junior – Speed Of Light
Andrew Bayer, MOR & Grandfather Machine – Take Me Home
Andrew Bayer & Asbjørn – American Boy
Andrew Bayer & Run Rivers – Chaos
Andrew Bayer & Red Dragons – Matriarch
Andrew Bayer & OLAN – Under Pressure
Andrew Bayer – 4/15/10 11:15 AM – Volcano
Andrew Bayer – Thank You For Being With Us
Andrew Bayer & Asbjørn – Equal
Andrew Bayer on tour
8/23 – Union Rooftop – Minneapolis, MN
9/24 – Prysm – Chicago, IL
10/1 – 45 East – Portland, OR
10/8 – Sunbar – Tempe, AZ
10/16 – Banc of California Center (ABGT500) – Los Angeles, CA
10/21 – Stereo Live Dallas – Dallas, TX
10/22 – Stereo Live Houston – Houston, TX