Requiem for Empathy is Moullinex’ fourth studio album set for release on April 30th, 2021. It includes collaborations with Sara Tavares, Selma Uamusse and Afonso Cabral, artists who have been redefining the Lisbon music scene by connecting the multiple cultural expressions to which the Portuguese capital is a natural meeting point. Pivotal in the new record are also the collaborations with singer GPU Panic, materializing in four beautiful new songs that, much like the rest of the album, are rooted on the dancefloor but capable of taking the listener into a journey of introspective contemplation.
Having seen support from Pete Tong at BBC Radio 1 (UK), Nemone at BBC 6music (UK) and many more, singles taken from this record have already received remix treatments by LA disco-don Poolside and UK maestro Seb Wildblood.
Today’s album announcement coincides with the release of new single ‘Inner Child’, the pivot track from the new album, with further support coming from The Fader, Mixmag and more, with a DJ Mag
Livestream scheduled for the week of release, alongside Moullinex’s Dezeen feature and interview about his creative process.
Moullinex thrives in intersections: science and art, spontaneity, and formalism, organic and artificial,
isolation and community. This idea crystallized in music that can perfectly live within the boundaries of the dancefloor and still allow for deep introspection on headphones. From melancholic electronic textures to exuberant house and disco, his productions have seen him being praised by his peers and audiences globally.
Luis Clara Gomes spent his formative years looking at the stars. From drawing galactic maps and sketches of imaginary spacecraft as a child to doing research in astronomy as an adult, his obsession with science was the stepping stone into electronic music, where he first stumbled into electronic soundtrack maestros such as Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder and later Air, Stevie Wonder and brazilian MPB.
Under the Moullinex alias he first started doing remixes for Cut Copy, Sebastien Tellier, Royksopp and Robyn, among many more, while consistently releasing quality originals through his own label Discotexas, alongside Xinobi, his partner in crime. Three albums ensued, “Flora”, “Elsewhere” and “Hypersex”, now add to that ‘Requiem for Empathy’, which further establishes Moullinex as a versatile, subtle and multi-layered producer.
Pre-order your copy on vinyl now. It is a record to keep and embrace. Always thriving in collaboration, the record was mixed by David Wrench (Caribou, Frank Ocean, The XX) and its artwork designed by Bráulio Amado, exploring shadow play in both photography and 3D art, cementing an ongoing working relationship that dates back to debut album ‘Flora’.
Discotexas is an electronic music label based in Lisbon and founded in 2007 by Moullinex & Xinobi. They gave birth to it as a platform to release their music and the music they love, gathering outstanding artists in what can only be called a family affair.