Applescal – From A to Sea
“The production presents its grainy textures, smoldering melodies, and other rich sonic layers atop an IDM-indebted shuffle, landing the track somewhere along the lines of a more stoney Clark or a subterranean M83 (during his instrumental days, of course). “Screams” and eight other recently recovered tracks from Applescal’s archives can be found on From A to Sea when it drops on December 9″. by XLR8R
Entitled “From A to Sea – Unreleased Works 2008 / 2012”, Applescal presents a 9-track mini album with various old works and journeys, as you would expect, through all manner of electronic influences. From minimal leanings seen on his releases for German label Traum, through to the pastoral electronica seen on his Atomnation releases, abstract ‘non-glitch’ IDM, bouncy brain-dance and more. Peppering his tunes with shades of Aphex Twin, Radiohead and even naïve 80s style electronics, the Dutch producer manages to wring emotion from the barest of elements, with his tracks travelling through the gamut of emotions from sadness through to uplifting happiness.
The tracks, culled from an old, forgotten computer, are as at home on the dance floor as they are on headphones or audiophile speakers. “From A to Sea” is out December 9 on Atomnation.