Tresor Records is excited to announce ‘Capricorn Rising,’ the new EP from machine techno luminary Lady Starlight.+ Track Premiere

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Tresor Records is excited to announce ‘Capricorn Rising,’ the new EP from machine techno luminary Lady Starlight aka Colleen Martin.
Capricorn Rising comprises five razor-sharp cuts from the acclaimed producer, DJ, and Surgeon co-conspirator whose laser-focused work ethic reflects the EP’s astrological namesake.


Capricorn Rising is anchored by the record’s most propulsive, trance-inducing cut, “Mass;” an off-kilter conversation between chattering birds and a breathing sample that makes for an otherworldly melody.
“I wanted to create a feeling rather than a sound,” explains Martin of the catalyst for the record.
Martin describes the recording of Capricorn Rising as a cathartic process.

“I thought of myself as fearless since I have always rejected societal norms and I’m very comfortable expressing ideas,” she offers. “However, I realised I actually had a lot of fear when expressing anything emotional.”


The EP is the outcome of shaking off that fear. Using her feelings as a guide, Martin creates a space somewhere between euphoria, dissociation, and wonder. “This is where I hope to take the listener,” she says.
The EP showcases emotional liberation, with standout tracks like “Reinforce” exploring extraterrestrial acid sounds and cosmic pads, pushing boundaries into new dimensions. “Chapter 23” delivers an industrial-dipped roller with eerie atmospherics, leading to a meteor shower of kicks. The percussive journey continues with “Prism,” urging listeners towards bodily oblivion.
Martin often closes out her live sets with the EP’s euphoric title track; a seamless, starry-eyed slammer that encapsulates the headiness of the Lady Starlight universe. Oiled and limbered for the dancefloor, these are dynamic, teflon-tough techno tracks that deftly align with Martin’s virtuosic hardware performances.
Lady Starlight, originally Colleen Martin from New York, USA, has carved out a unique niche in music, blending techno with rock and performance art.
Rising to fame touring with Lady Gaga, she introduced a broader audience to techno’s depth and diversity. Her relentless pursuit of musical innovation has led to acclaimed releases on labels like Figure, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Ostgut Ton, and Tresor, establishing her as a key figure in techno’s evolution. Beyond techno, she explores heavy metal and progressive rock, sharing stages with icons like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Her biography reflects a dedication to artistic integrity and innovation, making her a pivotal figure and a source of inspiration in modern music. Lady Starlight’s journey underscores the power of following one’s own path in the dynamic music landscape.


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