Aphty Khea, the trip-hop enigma has released some otherworldly visuals to accompany the new EP cut ‘Onyx Glitz’.
The track is one of two special cuts to appear on her new self-titled EP, which is influenced by her love of J Dilla and Hiatus Kaiyote, alongside the avant-garde styling’s of Björk and FKA Twigs.
1. ONYX GLITZ
Hypnotic, intense and beautifully iridescent, both tracks are designed to soak your mind into a complete state of abstractness and sensuality. Inspired by the difficulty of not losing oneself in moments that might bear consequence on one’s psyche, ‘Onyx Glitz’ offers a window into the dark and twisted realms of psych-pop and trip-hop, characterised by battered synths and clasping percussion. In contrast, the much mellower ‘Peacebloom’ – which for Aphty reflects the infectious nature of love and kindness – calls to mind the sensuous R&B melodies of BANKS. Neatly lashed together, both tracks complement one another in their varying styles, and shed some light on the mysterious, alien-like entity that is Aphty Khea.