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Archivist & Fugal - Undertow
12" Vinyl

Archivist & Fugal



Released: 12th January 2018 | 4 track techno ep

Volte-Face's BleeD releases a third and final 12 of the year, welcoming two exciting young American artists into the fold, Archivist and Fugal, for a debut collaborative EP. Both artists are residents of the Seattle based Secondnature label/party, although Fugal is currently based in Berlin. The EP actually came about when Volte-Face heard 'Undertow' on one of Archivist's mixes, enquired where the track could be purchased, only to find that it was a one-off collaboration with no plans for a release. The idea for an EP was proposed and, despite the transatlantic journeying required to make it happen, the record came together relatively quickly. Former Secondnature guest, the Northern Electronics/Semantica affiliated Acronym, rounds off the EP in resounding fashion with one of his most direct efforts to date..

All four tracks are staunchly club-focused, with the A1 'Being & Nothingness' setting a pensive, blue mood driven by a siren-lead and melancholic pads. 'Far Horizon' retains a similar mood, albeit subtly trancier and more invigorating. Acronym's remix is more driving, with buzzsaw atmospherics and biting percussion with the original melody deployed to beautiful effect in the closing stages of the track. 'Undertow' is arguably the most dramatic track on the EP, with a pervading sense of menace throughout.

"All tracks are lovely. I especially liked the original of Far Horizon"
Peter Van Hoesen, Time To Express
"I like all tracks!"
DJ Nobu, Bitta
"That's a super badass EP. The whole thing is heat!"
Eric Cloutier, Palinoia
"Dope AF!"
Refracted, Mind Express/Polegroup
"Incredible EP. Like the whole package!"
Artefakt, Delsin
"Awesome. Been hammering Undertow."
Daniel Avery, Phantasy
"Very cool atmospheric techno"
Laurent Garnier
"Dope EP. Dope label. Thank you."
John Osborn, TANSTAAFL
"Fantastic, my cup of tea. Excellent remix too. Will rinse these!"