Seasonally appropriate, Aphix’s debut for Montreal’s Infinite Machine pushes aside the brisk autumn air to reveal an eerie-yet-uncanny collection of four club-ready experiments, due out Halloween Eve. Ruby Grooves is an exercise in disemboweling modern Grime and Club, leaving their structure and palette laid bare within a haunting melodic cathedral, casting a subtle glance towards the likes of Logos, Clouds, Liar, Wen, Visionist and the ilk.
ED200 sets the pace with a tabla ricocheting under saturated organs & monk chorus as a broken club beat pulsates beside metallic growls. The title track, following suit, ethereally hovers over a mutated dembow before devolving into a pulse bass call-and-response.
Into Spheres resurrects the strings & drums of archetypical Grime, mildly detuned and broken, respectively, so as to unsettle, as a distant church bell reverberates indefinitely in the fog. A cliffhanger of an ending, the farewell Trick or Truth buries distorted pulses under decaying synths, slipping out of hand until it’s gone.
released October 30, 2015
Mastering by Cyrcular Mastering
Artwork by Jd. Doria