Even though he hasn’t released an album in 14 years, Dave Clarke has remained an influential force in underground electronic scene. The Baron of Techno has been performing the world over, DJing at clubs and hosting his weekly White Noise radio program. He’s written plenty of music since 2003’s Devil’s Advocate and remixed dozens more songs, but nothing in his entire career has come together the way his new album, The Desecration of Desire, does.

Due out October 27th via SKINT, The Desecration of Desire feels like the first full-length effort Clarke has written for himself, not for industry or label reasons. “I decided to write it as I would a book,” he said in a press release, “so the track order you have was also the order in which they were also written, like chapters.” Those chapters find the electronic icon delving into more than the revolutionary techno he’s known for, all with the help of a string of friends like Mt. Sims, Anika, and Gazelle Twin.

And then there’s Mark Lanegan. The legendary Screaming Tress and Queens of the Stone Age member joined Clarke in his Amsterdam studio to lend his vocals to two tracks, “Monochrome Sun” and “Charcoal Eyes (Glass Tears)”, the latter of which is premiering today. The song is a cerebral pulse of low-end thumping underneath the ebbing and flowing tension of synths. With a delivery like he’s delivering poetry, Lanegan digs into the environment of 2017 and comes to one conclusion: “I have fucked with the past, now it is time to dance with the future.”