out now: AVION – Untrod [Crossing]

 

Artist:
AVION

 

Title:
Untrod

 

Label:
Crossing

 

Cat#:
CROSSINGLP01

 

Release Date:
21st March 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
New Day

A2.
Errata

A3.
Stones

B1.
Adamant

B2.
Untrod

C1.
Scan

C2.
Evasion

D1.
Firebox

D2.
Street Lights
[feat. Emika]

D3.
Nebul

 

Press Info:
Crossing boss AVION delivers the label’s debut album with ten atmospheric Techno cuts including a collaboration alongside Ninja Tune favourite Emika.

Berlin based producer AVION’s structured techno has found home on respected labels like Index Marcel Fengler, District 66, Stress Research and Pure. However, his own label Crossing – launched in 2013 – has hosted the majority of his work when not releasing music by Pfirter, Doka, The Automatic Message and Milton Bradley (as Doomsday Device). It only makes sense then that AVION’s debut longplayer sees him return to his imprint.

“Conceptional music is something which mostly feels pre-defined. So a concept for ‘Untrod’ never existed. Music and sounds are always a record of a moment which I need to feel again and again while listening. Each track of the Album had to run and pass this test. That’s the main reason why it took more than three and a half years to reach the final goal. It was all about to work out the moment. No matter it was more style of minimalism, abstract feeling or some kind of artistic outbreak. It just had to clearly be me.”

Opening with the ominous heartbeat and metallic drones of ‘New Day’, AVION’s album quickly takes things into a murky analog direction with crackling ‘Errata’ and its twisted effects before ‘Stones’ follows with its offbeat drums as sanguine chords begin to shine through. Syncopated percussion follows with ‘Adamant’ as twisted synths continually sweep, leading into ‘Untrod’ and its scintillating chimes and mesmerising textures.

Squelchy acid licks join otherworldly pads in ‘Scan’ until the dystopian ‘Evasion’ builds in tension as lo-fi drums join oscillating bass. Pitter-patter drums and pulsating stabs are next in ‘Firebox’, making way for the harrowing ‘Street Lights’ that utilizes the ethereal voice of Emika. Finally, ‘Nebul’ provides a shadowy finale with a crystalline aesthetic complete with a cacophony of intricate details.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Fire Box”

“Street Lights” [feat. Emika]

“Scan”

 

Special:
“The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix”

 

Recommendations:
AVION’s “Dispersion EP” on Index Marcel Fengler
“Crossing 10” on Crossing
“Crossing 09” on Crossing
“Crossing 11” on Crossing

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ready Made Shop
Deejay
Decks
Red Eye Records
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Outlined AM for AVION

 

Websites:
AVION
Emika
Crossing

 

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