Released 20th November 2015
Asusu gathers three imposing new tracks for the second release on his newly minted label, Impasse.
Impasse debuted early in 2015 with a four track EP, Serra. A combination of broken techno and beatless pieces, it showcased a new side of the Livity Sound member’s palette. Followng a similar format, the second release on Impasse sees Asusu match hard edged techno with fluid, dark tinted arrhythmic pieces.
The A-side, Trephine, fuses glancing synths and burred edges, rough-neck techstep flexing over an electro framework. Dualism and M39 eschew functional norms, moving through turns of bristling, shimmering textures and frenetic activity.
Design by Alex Digard for Tape Echo.
a1. Asusu - Trephine
b1. Asusu - Dualism
b2. Asusu - M39
Impasse is a new label headed by Asusu, best known for his work as one third of the trio Livity Sound.
The first release pairs the shattered grooves of the title track, Serra, with three richly textured pieces staking out new territories in Asusu’s canon; Anglo Skin, which swells and heaves with layers of dark euphoria; Arrhythmia, a fine mesh of high frequency patterns skirting above a dense framework; and finally Low Art, closing off the release with a dynamic exploration of texture and gesture.
He has found acclaim through tracks such as Velez and Sister, and as a remixer, most recently working on a subdued variation of Efdemin’s Some Kind of Up and Down Yes for Dial Records. 2014 also saw him remixed by A Made Up Sound, MMM, Nick Höppner and Dresvn.
Impasse has been established to offer a platform for experimentation, both within the framework of techno and house as well as music that falls outside these constraints.
a1. Asusu - Serra
b1. Asusu - Anglo Skin
b2. Asusu - Arrhythmia
b3. Asusu - Low Art