Apollo introduce Sieren, AKA Matthias Frick.
A software engineer at Ableton by day, Sieren’s love for UK influenced bass music and field recording and experimental soundscaping has resulted in this masterly EP of atmospheric street-rave soul. This is his first release since his debut LP ‘Transients of Light’, released earlier this year on Christian Loffler’s Ki records.
Fittingly, fellow Apollo cohort Synkro was instrumental in the curation of the Static Polymorphism EP - hand picking the tracks, as well as road testing them to memorable effect on Berghain’s hallowed system no less.
’Neglection’ opens the release, with billowing widescreen pads, a ghostly 2-step drum figure and pulsing subs, ‘Rebase’ ratchets up the intensity, with sinister bass drones punctuated by strafing perc and hissing ambiance while ‘Relicts’’s angelic yet melancholic atmosphere pulls the listener in with heart-aching synth washes and whispered female vocals. Closer ‘How To’ pairs mechanistic slo-mo funk with caustic 808 kicks, muttered vox and juddering bass stabs.
This is richly textured and intricately programmed post-bass music that is sure to satisfy fans of Burial, dBridge, Akkord with its soulful sincerity and warmth.
Published: 5th October 2016