Concerts & Clubs / Anton Glamb returns to release a new record, his first in eight years, and fans that show up for the Transitions Album Release Party may be surprised by its direction.
You can already hear the slight despondency in the title of its lead track: “Another Rave,” a disillusionment with partying hinting at a tide change in the artist’s POV from the DJ booth. It’s clear that Transitions isn’t Just Another Album.
Written while taking a computer science course at Harvard, Transitions marks a rapt departure for Glamb. Allowing himself to take a break from the scene left him feeling refreshed–“free of having to keep the party hot,” he says–and liberated enough to explore new terrain.
“[Transitions] incorporates a lot of familiar soundscapes from club music,” says Glamb. “But it’s more akin to driving out to the beach in the daytime or riding your bike home at night rather than heading out to a party.”
That’s not to say he doesn’t like to have a good time.
“Don’t get me wrong, I still like to hang out and party with friends. I’m just really enjoying the balance of all the other things in life . . . hard to do when you’re DJing and out ‘til six in the morning, four nights a week. That’s pretty much what the album’s about, too.”
The party will have a limited number of CDs for sale, followed by a digital release via iTunes two days later. Other artists include Quiet and Cix of Monarx, Maria Songbird Remos and emcee Kimmy V. Every rocker has their grown-up record, even Glamb, and that’s worth celebrating.