Foreign Awake Pt.2 - Sawlin & Subjected - EDLX.035
â€˜Foreign Awake Pt.1â€™ set the tone with a series of strung out, spacy vistas. Three chillingly subtle andÂ pensive pieces, far removed from the pairâ€™s usual brew of anxious, distortion-heavy techno productions thatÂ can be found on their co-run Vault Series outlet. Using EDLX to step away from the dancefloor a little,Â â€˜Foreign Awake Pt.1â€™ saw the Berlin-based duo tap into headier climes using loops and tingling atmospheresÂ with the faintest of heartbeats. â€˜Foreign Awake Pt.2â€™ picks up the pace, however, with three more â€œTexturesâ€Â halfway between â€˜Pt.1â€™â€™s ethereal wanderings and the pairâ€™s deeper Vault Series offerings.
On the A-side â€œTexture 1.1â€ and â€œTexture 1.2â€ wraps typical Vault tropes with acid-washed melodies andÂ grainy distorted pads, turning two rusty, hydraulic workouts into weirder and warmer dancefloor reliefs.Â â€œTexture 5â€ then, on the B-side, concludes with more yin and yang experiments, pooling â€˜Foreign Awakeâ€™â€™Â gentler, dream-like sentiments together with punishing bass, splices of hats and mechanical modulationsÂ that keep the reverie in check; a must for Sawlin & Subjected fans, and anyone who likes their techno a littleÂ on the stranger side.
Sawlin & Subjected â€“ Textures â€“ by EDLXâ€™s in-house designer Jan Willem van den BanÂ Consistent with their music and profile, the artwork for the Sawlin & Subjected releases had to be similarlyÂ dark and enigmatic.
Revealing little of whatâ€™s inside, the cover gives only the slightest hint, but just enough to trigger curiosity.Â Dark and underground arenâ€™t necessarily synonymous with black, so the insides reveal a world rich of soundÂ and colour, step by step.
A1 â€“ Texture 1.1
A2 â€“ Texture 1.2
B1 â€“ Texture 5
All tracks written and produced by Ronnie SawlinÂ and Subjected
(p)&(c) 2014 Electric Deluxe
cat. no. EDLX035 â€“ all rights reserved