Proud to announce the release of DoctorD's long awaited album 'Missa Electronica'. Available on ReverbNation and soon on iTunes.
Has DoctorD invented a new genre - "Christian electro-pop"? Has he become insane?
Some words of explanation:
DoctorD is not a huge fan of religion, to say the least. As a true atheïst, he can but observe the cause and effects of religions throughout history and across our planet – mainly Catholicism and Christianity in the region where DoctorD is from. Sometimes it’s not a pretty sight, and sometimes it’s a beautiful sight. Religious feelings have brought up the best in artists in the past, and gave us great music, painting, architecture and literature. And the same religious feelings caused mass extermination in South America and throughout the world, wars in all of Europe, oppression, and much more ugliness.
This was the starting point of the “Missa Electronica” project. DoctorD’s mixed feelings about religion and Catholicism has been translated into 6 tracks that bring together church songs from his childhood (before he turned atheïst) with modern urban sounds.
Most of the tracks are tracks to dance to. In DoctorD’s vision of the near future, maybe even under Pope Francis, church buildings are transformed into dance clubs, altars replaced by DJ booths, and candles by massive sound and light systems. Places to celebrate life. Herein lies the true goal of Missa Electronica.
Francis Depuydt, owner of Roth Eleven Productions.