Tomcraft ‘Loneliness’ Released Ministry of Sound, April 28th
Released Ministry of Sound, April 28th

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On April 28th prepare yourselves for the punk-trance revolution, as Tomcraft’s sleaze-synth epic ‘Loneliness’ is unleashed by Data Records. Already a massive underground anthem ‘Loneliness’ is overflowing with twisted guitars and cavorting electro-basslines. Think Fischerspooner getting the once over by Ferry Corsten. Think Depeche Mode meets Kernkraft 400 all wrapped up in a stunning, poignant vocal.

‘Loneliness’ began life as an instrumental sitting in the dark recesses of Tomcraft aka Thomas Brückner’s Munich studio. “I’d been working on some ideas for tracks with my studio partner Eniac,’ explains the teutonic trancester. “But there was always something missing. Then one day I was in my local charity shop, where I always buy second hand records, mostly older 50’s and 60’s stuff. I came across this amazing soulful vocal on an old 70’s track. We got our singer Vivian to come in and update the sound, speed it up and it worked out brilliantly.”

Benny B handles remix duties with a funky electro stomper, adding beefed up synths, vocal loops and some elephant sized cohonas to the mixture.

The hype around the track began to build way back in March last year, when Tomcraft first played it off CD-R to a packed club in Zarbruken. “The reaction was unbelievable,” he beams. “People were screaming and acting really crazy. This one person was actually crying.” On the back of such positive reactions Tomcraft decided to press up a limited 50 white labels and pass them round to the top German jocks at last year’s Love Parade. Within one week every single recipient had been in contact with the record label enthusing about the record. Judge Jules soon picked up on the buzz playing the record for thirteen consecutive weeks on his Radio 1 show and even using it as his midnight record on New Years Eve. After a frantic bidding war Ministry of Sound managed to beat off strong competition to sign ‘Loneliness’ from German label Kosmo.

Tomcraft has already had underground success in the UK with tracks like ‘Prozak,’ ‘Silence’ and ‘Overdose’ all ripping up dancefloors over the past few years. His DJing schedule has seen him play major festivals including Mayday, Love Parade, Energy and Nature One as well as touring countires such as the USA, Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan to name but a few. He is also working on his second album, entitled ‘Muc.’

But what in the name of all things sweet and pure is ‘Loneliness all about?’ “Well the lyrics say that happiness seems to be loneliness, and loneliness killed my world,’ explains Tomcraft. “It doesn’t really make much sense to me but I prefer it because of that. I like the idea that it is a little bit crazy, it’s just that kind of record.”

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