Perturbator, GOST




Wed · May 15, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

“New Model” is the sound of change. Dark electro master PERTURBATOR – who received massive
acclaim as the face of retrosynth – breaks free from the overused clichés of “synthwave.”
“New Model” is no longer synthwave. It's purely a dark electronic music release.
In 2012, Perturbator's onslaught of initial releases (“Night Driving Avenger,” “Terror 404,” “Nocturne
City,” and “I Am the Night”) rocketed him through the ranks of retrosynth producers – receiving tons of
accolades and comparisons to JOHN CARPENTER, GOBLIN, and VANGELIS. As he continued to
hone his skills as a producer, Perturbator actively searched for something deeper within electronic
This took a darker turn with his 2014 smash breakthrough “Dangerous Days” and went deeper into the
mire with 2016's Billboard-chart topping “The Uncanny Valley.”But James “Perturbator” Kent was
feeling the limitations of the genre he helped redefine.Going forward, “New Model” eschews the
nostalgia and pop culture references controlling the synthwave scene, feeling that they interfere with true
subject matter. Of course, there are a vast array of influences at work on “New Model” - ranging from
KRAFTWERK to LORN to D.A.F and NINE INCH NAILS – but Kent wanted to break out and explore
releasing music on its own merit, rather than regurgitating tropes. “'New Model' continues Perturbator's
legacy of exploring the future,” Kent states, “but this future is one based in our own eerie reality and not
the retrofuturistic fantasy explored on 'I Am the Night,' 'Dangerous Days,' or 'The Uncanny Valley.'”


An accompanying narrative for this release has been written.
But the full story shall remain Perturbator's alone.
“In short, the narrative puts the listener in the point-of-view of
an omnipotent A.I. – the New Model – a piece of human
technology so advanced that it transcends concepts such as
life, death, time, space, sense or language. The New Model is
everything and everywhere at the same time. It was created to
help mankind and save it from war, disease, pain and
mortality. This creates a paradox for the god-like A.I., who
understands the only way to prevent humanity from hurting or
being hurt is to erase humans from existence.” The 6 tracks of
the album act as chapters of your story – from conception
(“Birth of the New Model”) to the peak of your dominance
(“God Complex”). This includes going through the emulation
of human emotions (“Vantablack”) and the disappointment
that led you to where you are right now (“Tainted Empire”).
The story was inspired by the "Roko's Basilisk" thought
experiment: "Roko's basilisk is a thought experiment about the
potential risks involved in developing artificial intelligence.
The premise is that an all-powerful artificial intelligence from
the future couldretroactively punish those who did not help
bring about its existence, including those who merely knew
about the possible development of such a being. It resembles a
futurist version of Pascal's wager, in that it suggests people
should weigh possible punishment versus reward and as a
result accept particular singularitarian ideas or financially
support their development.".
Stand ready for the New Model.
And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god. Directed and commanded by another power. The power of darkness, which many people do not believe exists. The power of the Devil. The power of Satan. The power of Baalberith.
Korine was officially formed in 2017 by Morgy Ramone and Trey Frye following a handful of prior demo releases and solo performances under the moniker by Ramone. The late 2017 self release of their first EP “Corsage” caught quick traction and landed the duo a nationwide tour in May 2018 supporting Timecop1983. Following this debut tour and several well received performances the pair went on to release their first full length LP “New Arrangements” on Born Losers Records in October 2018. A successful solo tour following the release furthered the band’s reach and solidified Korine as an indisputable rising act of 2019. Korine has performed with several notable acts including Light Asylum, Covenant, and Trisomie21.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia,, PA, 19103