// Tamer + Torrent Released
Happy 3/03 Day 2019! Today brings another pair of surprise releases from aphasein™ that continue on with the flood of new Mixcraft-based activity. After ramping up with the last two EP’s post-Xmas, January kicked off with new songs Trapeze, Temper and Tender, setting a new direction and naming convention. As the level continued to rise through February and the tracks got darker, we knew there was a full album in the works. A literal torrent of free new aphasein™ songs. Dive in.
The ‘Tamer’ 3-track EP has an upbeat ’96/’97-era Aphex Twin and Mu-ziq pizzicato-jungle vibe, with some obviously ‘Girl/Boy EP’ and ‘Brace Yourself EP’-influenced melodies. Some light to balance the shadows.
The ‘Torrent’ 11-track album has a much deeper darker palette, full of early Autechre synths, sinister Front 242 propulsive atmospherics, and flashes of Tycho, BOC, and NIN. It’s probably closest to an aphasein™ version of ‘Amber’ though it strays through many twilight territories.