Desolate by Bxentric
Bxentric returns to his Nanda Records imprint after spending two years delving into the deeper realms of sound experimentation and vast sonic environments with the result being the debut album Desolate.
Bxentric returns to his Nanda Records imprint after spending two years delving into the deeper realms of sound experimentation and vast sonic environments with the result being "Desolate". "Desolate" follows his three previous releases on the label which included remixes from Matt Karmil, Willie Burns, and Herzel and featured on B.Traits' BBC Radio 1 show, playlisted by Maceo Plex’s Essential mix and Max Cooper's Balance Series.
Desolate displays a diverse use of deliberate and accidental sound-strokes, on a foundation of subaqueous undertones. Like a brush to canvas, Bxentric has created a balanced composition, offsetting the negative space with enough contrast to ensure a dynamic and narrative intensity. With a vitality for creation and time to evolve, Bxentric's auricular expansion has been the seed for "Desolate".
Over the long period my album took to create, I channeled many emotions and experiences, whilst attempting to capture that first thought best thought onto record. What ensued was a combination of hyper energy, deep exhaustion and sometimes anxiety. I present you with an honest record that hopefully is enjoyed from start to finish the same way I enjoy many other inspiring records that exist today.
"The Carrier" begins with a heavy punch deploying weaving oscillations and resonating kicks before flowing into an electrified "Altered Signal" focusing on metallic structures and modulated grooves puncturing the static air as it moves. 'Mawrth' then progresses with emotively lead melodies fused with stabbing acidic tones until "Echo 5" evokes the midnight calm of a sleeping city with its gentle ambiance and drone-filled atmospheres.
"Envelope" then offers humming frequencies giving off hypnotic yet enthralling moods while "Desolate" maintains the undulating tranquillity by fusing angelic pads and reverberating low-end which journeys gracefully throughout. "Over Circle" moves the album into darker territories through robust percussion and machine-like tones evoking industrial atmospherics. "Minus Four" then rounds things off with a high-energy techno roller balancing thunderous drums and euphoric, sweeping notes in the distance.
Bxentric - Desolate
Release Date September 2019
Label Nanda Records
1. The Carrier
2. Altered Signal
4. Echo 5
7. Over Circle
8. Minus Four