C I is the first full length album from Diamond Version. The duo is made up of Olaf Bender and Carsten Nicolai, the founders of German electronic label Raster-Noton. With C I, which stands for Corporate Identity, Diamond Version are fighting back against consumerist culture latent with brand slogans and insidious advertising. The band’s debut album pairs blistering electronic rhythms, deconstructed techno and dread static with clipped slogans borrowed from advertising and marketing. On the surface it seems like the soundtrack to our Ballardian nightmare of a world ruled by automaton commerce.
C I follows up five EPs released by Diamond Version from 2012-2013. Each EP had its own identity and character and explored the dichotomy of underground culture and high level art. These borders continue to blur on C I as the band pushes themselves to create outside of their comfort zone. Diamond version describe this album as being much more song-oriented and lyrical than their previous output.
RELEASE DATE: JULY 1ST
This Blank Action (feat. Leslie Winer)
Feel the Freedom (feat. Kyoka)
Were You There (feat. Neil Tennant)
Operate At Your Optimum (feat. Atsuhiro Ito)
Science For A Better Life (CI)