Null Almost EP on Limited Edition Colored LP + Download
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For a release so diverse in its influences, Almost is a near impossibly cohesive introduction to emerging artist Null. Through melancholic, fragile compositions the Melbourne, Australia-based producer refocuses our attention on the mid 90s catch-all electronica through contemporary genres ranging from Jersey house to tootwork to trap. Frequently derided, electronica was posited as a homogenizing term for a rapidly proliferating host of electronic genres to the North American market, in much the same way that EDM exists today. Null explores a space in which he condenses the diversity of that “genre” – essentially attempting to create work that can wear the electronica badge earnestly.
On Almost, Null recalls electronic music's relatively young history in wide-eyed reverence, never allowing irony or cynicism to interrupt his worship. He achieves this by wearing his heart on his sleeve: dense, saturated synthesizer lines evoking CJ Bolland or Josh Wink weave into lush, euphoric textures reminiscent of Orbital and Underworld. Massive, dusty breakbeats flirt with classic drum machines and found, ambient sound recalling DJs Krush and Shadow. Footwork and jungle unabashedly embrace uplifting trance and ambiguous vocal cuts harking back to the feminine end of early '00s UK garage. Around these constantly shifting contrasts Null structures yearning melodies into dramatic, sometimes discordant narratives.
Available as limited edition EP pressed on ‘ultraclear’ vinyl, the stunning techno-organic design of design firm Oval-X (How To Dress Well, Digitalism, CFCF) is presented in a heavy card sleeve with gloss finish and a metal “tamper-proof” security sticker. With Almost serving as an introduction to Null’s considerable talent, he will expand his horizons further with a full album in late 2015.
Null Almost EP Track Listing:
3. Back 2 Normal, Almost
4. Luv U, Luv Me
5. Oil Run
6. Ronde Interstellaire