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Berlin-based musician Subheim composes deep electronic music with acoustic elements. His work is a collage of field recordings, slow evolving drum beats, hypnotic melodies and echoing voices. Drawing from a wide spectrum of genres and influences, from ambient, drone and post-rock to downtempo, lofi, trip hop and even techno. Subheim's third album, Foray, is not for the faint-hearted. An attentively crafted LP with emphasis upon clarity and enveloping warmth, Foray is driven by a progressive subtlety, yet supported by an underbelly of sometimes forlorn, and at other times, disturbing emotion. Moving away from the orchestral ensembles and soundtrack explorations of his second album, Subheim pursues a more minimal approach, taking a much darker turn to deep ambient textures blended with the added realism of field recordings. Foray opens with Bitter, a concoction of wounded cello and illusory vocal recordings: and here we begin an introspective journey. From the sparse beauty of Alone's isolated piano to the aggressive ambience of techno-driven Arktos, we witness Subheim exploring new and diverse musical territories. Red Ridge, with its trip-hop feel, steers the listener through unsuspecting harmonic twists and saturated synth pads reminiscent of twentieth century dystopian film. Much of the material, sourced from heavy experimentation with instrumental, percussive and vocal sampling, remains recognisably Subheim in its core elements including his signature sustains, Middle-Eastern sounds and heavy reverberation. Subheim has created an emotionally charged selection of works: driven, distant and constantly thought-provoking. // ''Highly recommended. Do not miss this next step in evolution of electronic music.'' (Headphone Commute) // ''a masterpiece of tumultuous electronics and penetrating rhythms meant more for midnight desert gatherings or full theater engagements rather than individual headphone listening.'' - (Igloo Magazine) // ''Aside from ending on a weaker note, Approach is a very strong effort from the Grecian artist and should be applauded on many levels.'' (The Silent Ballet) // Vinyl: thick sleeves plus thick printed inner sleeves, different vinyl colors, 180g vinyl, free DL. CD digipak.

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