Downtempo electronic gem ‘Climb’ (Release Date: August 25th, 2023) is the teaser single for the upcoming new album ‘Heat’ by Automat, due for release on Compost Records, September 15th 2023.

With ‘Climb’ Automat taps its full potential of creating timeless trip-hop. A steadily rolling bass over lush drums topped with mysterious synth pads from the twilight zone. The mournful but beautiful vocal performance by Argentinian singer Barbie Williams (lead singer of the renowned band SIAMES / huge star in Argentina with 219.000 followers on Insta and a few million streams) is the proper completion. For the fans of Massive Attack, Portishead and others from the glory days of trip-hop.

The fifth album by the Berlin band Automat pours oil on the fire. ‘Heat’ is more homogeneous, warmer and rounder than its predecessors. Intimate dub, rich bass, scrambled delays, deep blue trip hop, deep violet down-tempo ballads, reggae / rap sparks fly here and there, all of which makes ‘Heat’ a beautifully realised album.

‘Heat’ stands for a process of change: both in the line-up and for the energy and passion of the new line-up. After a longer break due to COVID, the exit of guitarist Jochen Arbeit, the entry of keyboardist Max Loderbauer and producer Ingo Krauss as well as the ingenious reinforcement by Scott Montieth (Deadbeat), singer Barbie Williams and the guests on the microphone Gemma Ray and reggae legends Prince Alla and R Zee Jackson, the new Automat is running like a machine.

Automat are: Achim Färber (Phillip Boa & The Voodooclub, Skip McDonald), Georg Zeitblom (wittmann/zeitblom), Max Loderbauer (Ricardo Villalobos / Sun Electric / Moritz Von Oswald Trio), Scott Montieth (Deadbeat). Automat plays live.