After the success of Aboutface’s debut EP on Amirali’s Dark Matters Imprint in October of 2015, Aboutface performed his project ‘Vaga’ the River Wye as a metaphorical representation of the journey of humanity, live at Freerotation (2016), the performance was also broadcast on NTS Radio on 16/7/16. Following this mesmerising and exploratory project, the young London based composer and DJ returns with a new release. ‘In The Tepid Shine We Breathe’ is due out on the 19th of September.
The three track EP opens with ‘In The Tepid Shine We Breathe feat. Darker’, Aboutface’s subtle skill imbues his work with a stillness and precision even when blending analogue forms of media ‘such as 1/4″ tape, Cassettes and VHS as a part of the sonic palette,’ he is able to create additional depth in his music. Darker aka Jenna Whelan’s Vocals gently break the tumbling elements with an airy beauty.
‘There Must Be Chaos Within You To Give Birth To A Dancing Star’, the second track on the EP showcases Aboutface’s use of field recordings, light rain spatters the ground as a warbling synth line gradually becomes bolder. Eventually this is joined by a simple drum pattern, somehow managing to maintain the eery melancholia Aboutface is so adept at creating.
Redshape steps up for a remix of the title track. He highlights the vocal sample before rearranging the drums into a punchier and more streamlined rhythm. The track morphs into a dance floor heater, perfectly complimenting the slower pace of the originals with a faster and straightforward approach.