Robert Hood will release a new album on Dekmantel—his first since 2012.

Paradygm Shift serves as a milestone for the Dutch imprint as it marks their 50th release. It is, according to the label, “a return to the distinguished style that defined Hood’s music in the early ’90s, and is the culmination of a three EP series. The label describes it as a “mature brother to his classic Minimal Nation, highlighting his more evolved, technical craftsmanship.”

“The idea behind it is just a shift in our focus. We can become complacent; we are so comfortable with our surroundings. I think this is the time for electronic music to find a new mindset”, says Hood about his concept. “I felt it was necessary to reiterate as an electronic music artist who is bringing minimalism back in the forefront, and not to get lost in the melody. I want to get back to the simple repetitive programming that I’m known for, and to me, it was returning to that and shifting the listeners’ focus.”


A1. Robert Hood “Preface”
A2. Robert Hood “Idea”
A3. Robert Hood “I Am”
B1. Robert Hood “Solid Thought”
B2. Robert Hood “Nephesh”
C1. Robert Hood “Pneuma”
C2. Robert Hood “Pattern 8”
D1. Robert Hood “Thought Process”
D2. Robert Hood “Lockers” (Extended)

Paradygm Shift is scheduled for May 22 release, with an album teaser streamable below.