Dark Matter - AnD - EDLX.038
â€œSomewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.â€ After a cataclysmic entry into the Electric Deluxe fold, AnD follow up the â€˜Kundalini EPâ€™ with more pummeling dancefloor works on â€˜Dark Matterâ€™. Over a slew of dancefloor artillery for labels such as Repitch Recordings, Black Sun Records and Horizontal Ground, this production outfit have continued to refine their distinct and menacing sound. Melding steely industrial sentiment with their own toolkit of analogue fashioned tropes, AnD have crafted an unforgeable signature which has allowed them to freewheel through technoâ€™s many tomesâ€”and beyondâ€”without ever straying too far from the mark. It explains why Dâ€™nâ€™B nestles with ease amongst the blistering 4/4 material; and suggests there could well be more fluctuations to come. But this time itâ€™s a pretty no-nonsense affair. On the A-side â€œCosmic Stringsâ€ is as delirious as any stone cold Tresor classic. Then on the flip, â€œPhoton Visibility Functionâ€ coils dark and brooding atmospherics round the most malevolent concoction of AnD-isms. This one has been made to splitÂ the club right open, paving the way for the duoâ€™s debut full-length album, â€˜Cosmic Microwave Backgroundâ€™, to fill the void this Fall. Expect more cosmos-themed compositions both of and well beyond AnDâ€™s sonic system, due out in October. The sleeve artwork has been created from a series of paintings by AnD themselves, reinterpreted here by EDLXâ€™s own in-house designer Jan Willem van de Baan into a set of industrial-evoking pieces inspired by the sound and aesthetics of the EP. The album â€œCosmic Microwave Backgroundâ€ will be out on October 20th, serving as the final high point ofÂ this yearâ€™s Amsterdam Dance Event, where Electric Deluxe is hosting a showcase on Saturday in theÂ legendary industrial building Gashouder with AnD finishing off the night.