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The Golden Cage

by Prequel Tapes

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    A1 - My Turn
    A2 - I Hate You
    A3 - Stranger or Lover
    A4 - Last Things
    B1 - Alone
    B2 - Mind Corner
    B3 - Without Remission
    B4 - The Golden Cage


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My Turn 06:00
I Hate You 04:12
Last Things 05:23
Alone 04:08
Mind Corner 04:40



Veyl is pleased to welcome Marco Freivogel’s Prequel Tapes for an immense 8 song release, 'The Golden Cage'. Completing an album cycle of themes and exploration which began with 2015’s 'Inner Systems', 'The Golden Cage' is perhaps Prequel Tapes’ most diverse and expansive work - utilising the artist’s own vocals for the first time and evolving his production and sound to new, uncharted dimensions.

Working off the trauma of his father’s suicide, 'The Golden Cage' was spawned from a hyper-realistic dream experience which revealed the artist’s path, catalysing new productions and techniques. The result is a striking work of unconventional electronics that journeys through rhythms, atmospheres and experimentations. A true narrative of a continuously challenging personal journey

Beginning with the tension-building, free flow of 'My Turn', we then delve into grief and anger with 'I Hate You', which transforms into the pulsating tempos of 'Stranger or Lover'. The glistening nostalgia of 'Last Things' marks the halfway point before grappling with the heavy introversion of 'Alone' and devious energy of 'Mind Corner'. Nearing the end of our trip, 'Without Remission' uncovers the most dance floor tuned piece while finally the title track closes things out with an energy that will linger long after you’ve listened.


released June 24, 2022

℗ VEYL 2022
© VEYL 2022


All tracks written, produced & mixed by Marco Freivogel. Recorded at Dragon Room & The Studio, Berlin 2019-2021. Published by Copyright Control. Mastered by Thomas Feriero at Hidden Mountain in Milan. Cut by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle in Berlin. Photography by Tomaso Lisca. Layout by Christian Schröder. Executive producer: Alex Knoblauch.


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Prequel Tapes Berlin, Germany

After years of producing music, it was some old DAT recordings from my youth that were to kick start Prequel Tapes. Listening to those recordings was like a flight back into the past. Understanding these recordings was to realise why I do what I am doing.
Again a circle is closing. I find it´s very enjoyable to open and close all those circles. Time is relative.
Nothing is new, nothing is old.
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