Somaticae is a mysterious French project known for dramatic live shows and a highly unexpected blend of sounds that sets his work apart from other artists on the label and from almost all other artists in the techno field ‘Catharsis’ is released in. However, prime time dancefloor this isn’t – the watchword for the unprepared listener has to be “expect the unexpected” (which is an understatement). He can abruptly shift gears between dark ambient/contemporary classical and quirky metal/rave hybrid, yet all the time mentaining the odd uncompromising and dark atmospheres that are his signature.