Have you ever watched a Hollywood battle scene set in the gladiator era that ratcheted up the suspense and terror of the action using electronic beats? Did you ever willfully overlook the absurd anachronism of that choice, just because it gave the whole thing that familiar, heart-stopping, “this is really happening” feeling? If so, you’ll probably really get a kick out of “Imperatrix,” the lead single from Gatekeeper‘s new EP, Young Kronos. It’s a strangely happy marriage between solemn opera vocals and an acid-y techno rhythm so driving that it almost sounds predatory, unearthing the hidden link between the deep past and the digital present in the form of top-notch commercial sound design. Young Kronos will be out November 11th in the form of an “official Piratebay torrent” but also for the cost of “300 USB tokens” on an Italian label called Presto?!.
Stream: Gatekeeper, “Imperatrix”