After featuring on the label with a contribution to Erell Ranson’s “Hand In Hand” Remix EP in 2018, SUED co-operator SW. punches back in on KOC with a hectic six-track sonic journey by way of inaugural transmission.
Crest-surfing the margins betwixt abstract beat-making, hardware experimentation and further explosive club-ready wares, the German producer breaks the trip in with the tropical hot “ariaJA” – reeling out a savvy mashup of animalian field recording, spaced-out FXs and loopy elastic bounce.
Cranking up the heat, a notch further, “moonNEWsoon” pulls out a hot mix of muscle-aching breaks, jackin’ n’ smackin’ toms and iridescent synth stabs, all coated with a thick sauce of mind-boggling machine stunts. Trading its gridlocked intro for an aqueously luxuriant design throughout, gOiOsee has us deep-diving in an all-blue scenario where each element finds itself draped in richly-hued envelopes.
Flip sides and here comes the further shape-shifting, non-formulaic “mASsLESS”, which invites us to see straight through glassy cascades of skittish snares, gummy synth arpeggios and futuristic chimes as an Eden of AI-rendered birdsongs and forgotten melodies come to life before our eyes.
Back to a more dynamic mindset, “justMUST4y brings lush flights of altered piano chords and pop-informed harmonics face to face with a gritty, metronomic drum work to weave another singularly off-kilter epic SW. holds the secret of, right before “VFXpeaksTWIN” wraps it all up in a soul-invigorating, Twin Peaks-scented and horizon-broadening ambient finale.
Mastered by Rashad Becker.
Lacquer Cut By Simon Davey.
Artwork by Jonathan Castro.