'Purgatory' was the follow-up record to 'Welcome To Paradise'. I began to work on it right after finishing it's predecessor in late 2014. The biggest challenge was to create something entirely new. I didn't want to do the same thing I did on 'Welcome To Paradise'. At that time I was obsessed with Boards of Canada's latest record 'Tomorrow's Havest' and it ultimately became a guideline for 'Purgatory'. It gave me the idea of what I wanted to do. The concept was: What if Boards of Canada existed back in the early 80s and what if they had done a soundtrack for an old-school slasher film?
With that in mind I composed so much stuff, that 'Purgatory' became an almost 90-minute long soundtrack double album.
It was released on October 30, 2015, once again at Werkstatt Recordings.
In May 2016 the album was released on Audio Cassette through Werkstatt Recordings, featuring a couple of exclusive tracks that weren't on the original release.
This new version includes three demos ("Assault At Night", "Downtown Labyrinth" and "Escape"), as well as an alternative version of "Near Dawn" and one previously unreleased track "Purgatory (Reprise)".
1. Company Intro
2. Over The City
3. Purgatory Theme
5. Empty Streets
6. A Night Without Laughter
7. Within The Darkness
8. Ripper's Knife
9. The Visitor
10. The Prey
11. Psychopath (Girl On Her Way Home)
12. Missing Girl One
13. Commercial Break
14. Signals In The Night Sky
16. Burning Inside
17. Into A Vision Of Murder (Purgatory's Police Theme)
18. Welcome To The Glass Jungle
19. Blood And Dreams (Missing Girl Two)
20. Reaching The Deep
21. Hiding In The City Noise
22. Season Of The Skull
23. The Void Is Ours
24. It Started To Rain
25. Near Dawn
26. Still Out There, Waiting
27. Assault At Night (Demo)
28. Downtown Labyrinth (Demo)
29. Escape (Demo)
30. Near Dawn (Alternative Version)
31. Purgatory (Reprise)
REVIEWED by Synthetix.FM: "Europaweite Aussichten Sends You To Purgatory"
REVIEWED by TL80s Synthwaves: 4,4/5 Stars:
Watch the official music video for "The Visitor":
"Purgatory Theme" (Early Version) was uploaded by KARATE KING 空手王:
"A Night Without Laughter" was uploaded by KARATE KING 空手王:
"Chaos-Skull" was uploaded by KARATE KING 空手王:
"Season Of The Skull" was uploaded by RetroSynth:
"City Of Rain And Dust" from the 2016 Audio Cassette release was uploaded by TL80s Synthwaves: