In late October, the lauded French techno star Gesaffelstein teased his return by erecting a sequence of billboards bearing his title in Paris, Los Angeles and New York City.

After sending the web right into a frenzy over his rumored return, a bare-bones press launch despatched out from Columbia Records at this time - which merely learn "GESAFFELSTEIN SIGNS TO COLUMBIA RECORDS" - confirms the suspicion that new music from the darkish techno prince is on the horizon.

So far, Gesaffelstein's latest marketing campaign has been shrouded in silence and thriller. In addition to the billboards, his Facebook profile image, cowl photograph and web site homepage are coated with a naked, black background - a foreboding signal of the sinister sounds to come back.

Gesaffelstein has been taking a major hiatus after his final efficiency at Coachella in 2015. He has hardly ever damaged radio silence since then and the one music we've heard from the artist up to now three years has been a number of minor manufacturing credit for numerous artists.

It has been 5 years because the launch of his debut album, 'Aleph'. Whether this signing signifies that a a lot anticipated follow-up album is in our future stays to be seen.

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