Terence Fixmer announces details of his brand new album release, ‘THE PARADOX IN ME’, and accompanying limited edition 12” vinyl out June 21st. This is his second album for Mute / NovaMute and follows the releases of his ‘PARADOX’ EP series, which shared tracks from the record across specialist digital music platforms. ‘In Synthesis’ single is out today

Throughout his influential career, uncompromising French producer Terence Fixmer has straddled a precarious line, master-minding his strain of taut, dancefloor-ready techno while simultaneously paying respect to the EBM sounds that helped crack open his mind as a teenager. In The ‘Paradox in Me’, Fixmer confronts this duality, stretching the limits of dance music by interlacing evocative, cinematic electronics with pounding, peak-time 4/4 pulses. “There’s always a fight between directions,” he says. “This album represents all the sounds I have within me.” 

Fixmer burst onto the scene in the late 1990s, establishing the Planete Rouge label in 1998, and releasing a slew of influential 12″s under a pseudonym before signing to DJ Hell’s International DJ Gigolos and unleashing Muscle Machine, his acclaimed debut album which pioneered a new genre that merging the sounds of EBM and Techno.

Not long later, he achieved a personal milestone, collaborating with Nitzer Ebb vocalist Douglas McCarthy for two albums as Fixmer McCarthy, which bridged the gap between EBM and classic techno. And since then, he’s barely stopped for breath, remixing personal heroes like Front 242, Nitzer Ebb and Depeche Mode, as well as respected peers such as Ellen Allien, DJ Hell, Dave Clarke and Sven Väth, simultaneously building up a canon of work on CLR, Electric Deluxe, Ostgut-Ton and of course, Mute and NovaMute. He channels all this experience into The Paradox in Me, building a world that reconciles his past and present. 

Fixmer’s passion for electronic music hums from every note and carefully- engineered beat on The Paradox in Me. He’s created an album that plays almost like an autobiography and assembles a world that’s tactile and strikingly visual, capturing the soul of the synthesizer in all its forms.


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