For years, the work of elektrojudas released on Attenuation Circuit has been linking the drone/ambient flavour of the label to more dance-oriented styles of electronic music.
On this split LP featuring four tracks by elektrojudas and three by his long-time musical companion XNDL, the two collaborators give an impressive insight into the hidden kinship between abstract instrumental hip hop and drone electronica.
XNDL has been active since 1998 in musical styles from hip hop to drum’n’bass as a DJ, producer, and engineer, working with artists such as Anticon, Botanica Del Jibaro, Shapeshifters, Plague Language,Mism, Postrap and many others. On his own record label Subversiv*Rec, he published some 45 releases by underground/abstract hip-hop acts.
This LP is co-released with his current publishing outlet, cognitive*defect.
This split release marks a new step in the ongoing artistic collaboration of XNDL with elektrojudas. Both sides of the vinyl are unified by mid- to downtempo beats with a rather relaxed feel. Dreamy piano chords sometimes make you think that this could be a nice
But then you turn the record over, and suddenly jarring, guitar-like distortion and high-pitched oscillators change the atmosphere.
Things do not get faster, but the tension rises … until it is resolved again. An exciting sonic journey that showcases one of the many paths of musical innovation in the hip-hop tradition, and an admirably consistent approach shared by the two artists.
Photography and design by EMERGE
Elektrojudas Nothing Else
Elektrojudas Monday In My Mind
Label: Attenuation Circuit & subversiv*rec
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Style: Electro, Drum n Bass, Experimental, Broken Beat
Limited edition 200