Static At The Summit


The self-titled debut release from young Woodstock, New York producer Evan ‘Photay’ Shornstein arrived on Austro Nautico towards the end of last year and it’s six tracks of broad ranging, busted electronic soul subsequently garnered support from such luminaries as Gilles Peterson, Daedelus, Bonobo and Shinichi Osawa. With vibrant dynamics, sharp harmonics and crushed grooves seemingly having their origins in boogie, hip hop and IDM, the music very much operates on it’s own level following years of experimenting with sampling and field recordings, which included an eye-opening trip exploring polyrhythms in West Afica. Described by the label as ‘a balancing act of analog and digital, of natural and synthetic’, the record ranges from the languid summertime beats of the Seafloor featuring ‘Reconstruct’ through to the abstract rhythms of ‘Illusion Of Seclusion’, via some rolling old-school breaks and blissed-out boogie. Now each of the tracks has been re-interpreted by a host of producers such as Fulgeance, Yung Gutted and Aether for a free release via Astro Nautico featuring a blend of styles which re-imagine the potential of the source material.


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