This week sees the debut release from Melbourne based artist, Destiny71Z. The first part in a trilogy of EPs specialising in wild analog experiments in house, techno, electro and garage. Created using Buchla Music Easel, Buchla 200e System, Various Eurorack Modular Synths, Drum Machines and Synthesizers. Label head, Alexander Nut has teased unreleased tracks on his esteemed NTS show in recent months, with Destiny71Z featuring on his latest episode, and EP1 landing on the South London label this week.
The A side opens with broken hi-hat beats, drawing elements of acid and fidget house over a layer of thundering low-end. Repetitions of a low pitched vocal sample over what ultimately becomes a frantic meld of electro madness disappear into heavily filtered acid-synth chaos . The track almost has a dizzying affect, as you listen to a multitude of mechanical elements clashing for a chance at the forefront.
The second offering within the EP opens on a more familiar note. Synths almost reminiscent of early Floating Points open the track, and with a more orthodox approach to what is ultimately a club track; deep, filtered kicks are lapped sporadically around echoing synths, and an experiment which opens on a slower tempo, with woozy melodies leading the way, quickly switches into a four on the floor principle. Easily the DJ tool of the two tracks, the B side presents a more customary approach to machine production, whilst the A side lends itself to bending genres and pushing elements up against one another.
What is ultimately a frantic reverberation through different sounds, sounding mechanical and personal all at the same time, EP1 introduces the otherwise elusive Australian producer in a way that only presents to further the listeners curiosity. While this EP refuses to sit within the parameters of any one genre; and with two more EP’s and an album on the way, it will be interesting to see how Destiny71Z’s next releases will sit within a label so seated in futurism.
The full EP’s will be vinyl only with select singles dropping digitally this week, available in full from October the 18th on Eglo Records.
Words by @rhimarilou