The Micronauts is the leftfield techno and acid house project of French DJ and producer Christophe Monier. His new album “Head Control Body Control” is a flawlessly produced and utterly engrossing multi-genre project, drawing influence from his long journey through the electronic music scene and taking cues from both sonic pioneers and current innovators.
The lead single “Acid Party” was released earlier this summer: a 9-minute, mind-bending voyage through The Micronauts’ singular take on techno that was awarded the accolade of Mixmag’s Tune of the Month in August. “Head Control Body Control” is The Micronauts’ third album, and the first for more than a decade since 2007’s “Damaging Consent”.
Ranging from leftfield techno and acid to house, bass, electronica and indie dance, it is an extraordinarily rich and diverse record; one that reveals fresh nuances and sonic delights with every visit.
“I set out to produce an album that really stands the test of time, and took inspiration from classic albums from the 70s that were made with care, showed a great quality of writing, were highly personal, unique, eclectic and trans-genre. I truly believe that ‘Head Control Body Control’ is my best work to date, and that it is accessible not only for connoisseur and electronic music heads, but also for people on the outskirts of house and techno - people that come both from electronic and rock music backgrounds.”