"Neue Romantiker" is the second danceprop EP by Chilean pop artist Cata Martinez—an affront to the Enemy, in the war against the impending total destruction of culture and the will of man.
An exploration of more radical horizons of pop music, these songs range from microhouse, martial industrial to hardcore techno, without losing the core pop elements of divine sensuality and raw female anger usually found in Cata's work; while exploring themes such as romantic devotion ("Fata Morgana"), intellectual evasion ("Eliminator") and the philosophical decadence of modern culture ("Anti-Life") from a traditionalist stance.
More overtly political, spiritual and frontally ideological than her debut "3", this new release takes direct inspiration from the great works of poets and philosophers such as Ayn Rand, Ezra Pound, René Guenon, Julius Evola, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Miguel Serrano, presented as a declaration of war and salvation in darkest times.
released January 16, 2018
All songs written and produced by MarsCat as Cata Martinez.
Co-produced by 964 Outsidr (MarsCat).
Huge thanks to Leo Medel and Merced Productora; Javier Carcamo♡, Alejandra Bitran, Felipe Zerán, Cloe Palmer, Dolores Ambrosia, and all my friends on Twitter!
Inspired by Trey Spruance, Sasha Argov, Laibach, Cramped Skunkman, Nina Kraviz, Million Dollar Extreme, Slimecult, Atari Teenage Riot, Michael Mason, Christina Aguilera, Fluland, Paramore, John Maus, Negativland, A Perfect Circle, Cleopatras, KMFDM, Sun City Girls, John Carpenter, Mick Foley, Kid606 and Jun Togawa.
"Neue Romantiker" Photoshoot
Concept: Cata Martinez
Production: Alejandra Rosales
Photography: Pedro Garcia
Art Direction: Julio Lobos + Cata Martinez
Costume Design: Claudio Paredes + Julio Lobos
Makeup: Alexander Inostroza
Assistant Producer: Lou Marino + Constanza Ulloa
2018 — Mesmerize Records + Merced Productora
Thanks to my Patreons supporters and donators: Laura, Matthew Harris, Tamara (TGTams), Thomas Royan, Falz, Mephistopheles, and Vajira Ranaviraja!