Our Friday selection:
Compound X – Sending Me Signals (CX Black, CX001)
Compound X launch new limited edition vinyl label CX BLACK, with four innovative tracks that set an immediately high standard. The release sits alongside a new merchandise range and website dubbed Compound X Official, which launches this June.
Compound X is DAR and DULUM, both progressive and dedicated journeymen, their visions melting psychedelic rock and deconstructed techno to deliver a forward-thinking take on electronica. Their innovative sound first debuted in April 2020 on Distopic Utopia Records, and a live debut is scheduled for Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania, Australia, this June. The act’s dynamic range and genuine sound artistry are what set Compound X beyond the status quo, something that’s clearly displayed with this latest release.
The opener ‘Sending Me Signals’ is dark and thrilling techno. The blistering synths bring fizzing energy to the hammering kicks, while tortured voices add extra layers of eeriness. There is haunting paranoia to the unsettling voices that loop in the background of ‘Gone 2 Far.’ The drums are again brilliantly brutal, and the whole atmosphere is utterly arresting.
The synths on ‘Asexual Orgasm’ sound as if fired from a machine gun with caustic textures, scraping hits, and dehumanised vocals add up to a wall of intense techno noise that will disorientate all dance-floors. Finally, ‘Ancient Sentient’ is a slightly more spacious cut with buzzsaw synths, undulating rhythms, and distorted bass that makes for maximum impact.
This stellar EP will be released alongside a collaborative merchandising range with renowned Australian fashion brand Ten Pieces and a brand new Compound X website on 18th of June with street style editorials, vinyl, art, and their own line of limited edition dj accessories. You can subscribe for updates from the Compound X team here. www.compoundxofficial.com
Tracklist: Compound X – Sending Me Signals (CX Black, CX001)
01. Sending Me Signals
02. Gone 2 Far
03. Asexual Orgasm
04. Ancient Sentient
Buy release: Vinyl // Digital
Listen on: Spotify // YouTube
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