Artikelnummer: 1953511 / APA002
Xixa Balance EP (APA002) Abstract Places Audio Elusive~~producer Xixa delivers the second Abstract Places Audio~~release. Balance is a three-track EP where the co-founder~~of the label packs a solid techno sound drowned in complex~~and evolving atmospheres. As first label s release (Clip -~~Gebre, 2016), this is not a 100% club record, we can hear~~ambient and IDM influences, but A1 and B1 are perfect~~tracks to keep a techno set full of rhythm and tension, and~~will get its place on any DJ record bag. A1 Balance is built~~around a distorted but controlled techno beat. Patiently, a~~wide palette of drones and other-worldly artefacts are~~growing next to carefully crafted percussive sounds. 1984~~opens the B side of the 12 , with a 4 to the floor overdriven~~bass drum and a reverse reverb announcing its main synth~~sequence, accompanied by organic hi-hats and clap sounds.~~A collection of ethereal drones and noises is also used,~~giving the track a sense of cohesion and gluing its different~~parts. Life Inside A Snow Ball is Xixa s personal take on~~ambient. Some of the drones and artefacts from A1 are now~~mixed with new quasi- harmonic emotional textures and~~subtle noises emerging from a deep unknown space and~~forming a complete new sonic experience. Balance EP is a~~very solid second release by Abstract Places Audio that~~confirms the label sound and philosophy.