The second Avidya release starts with Aphonia, L.A. based producer and sound designer Matia Simovich’s new solo (ad)venture. ‘Burning Fields’ jacking schematics were conceived of and from the severity of the California wildfires. Industrial, metallic, lo-fi Angels Of Pompeii are a by-product of Montreal’s Italian diaspora, an assemblage of Matt D’Alessio (Temple Records) and Anthony Gallati (Solitary Dancer), who pay homage to the motherland’s electronic pioneers like Kirlian Camera and Victrola. Moscow’s sons, Odopt (Discos Capablanca / Hivern Discs) explore cavernous, virulent techno and soporific atmospherics and tonality in Athma. Finally, St Petersburg’s Linja offers ‘Retreat’, a brooding aura of slo-mo-proto trance to wrap within the first essence of Avidya’s crown.
The first Avidya release. Starting with The Proposal by A Strange Wedding, this Lyon based producer, builds on their “modern style” slow trance to create a label anthem, a template. Stretched Arp, hypnotic bass and searing melody, underpinned by ocean wide kick. Datasal are next, as this Gothenburg’s trio’s debut arrives. Acoustics (Miyazawa flute / Fender bass) and electronics (Roland RS-09 / Korg Mono) collide; prog rock meets post punk meets dance; outside organised compositions to improvise to the beat. Side two leads back to the origin. 84PC, the dormant Tel Aviv collective (featuring Katzele, Naduve, Asaf and Yovav), return with a previously unreleased remix from Khidja. Their “Welcome To The Pleasuredome” moment is peak time perfection. To close Barcelona’s Iro Aka arrive with another debut. Their bubbling 303 is a tender dreamtime finale that points ahead.