AXXONN: “Sequel to Acid”
Tom Hall’s Beyond Light, his 2nd release under the AXXONN moniker, is a clear demonstration of his flexibility. Since relocating from Australia to LA a few years ago, his output has touched on wide smattering of electronic genres. The only truly consistent factor of his work, apart that reliable diversity and his keen sound choices, has been an ongoing dedication to experimentalism that supercedes the conventions at hand and turns each composition into unique opportunity for a uniquely impactful execution. Case in point: “Sequel to Acid” is a maximalist track that melds big, synced up synths with a hyrbid song structure and a live feel that eradicate any looming sense of an out of the can dancefloor banger. As the track begins to explode into a branching melodic mass, the layered projections and polychrome flashes of the video draft in behind, then blaze forward with force. This track has more in common with power metal than some popular dance genres, but is still well suited to micro raves held in the confines of your own skull. Not a suggested experience for people sensitive to bright colors and off color twists on popular ideas.
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Beyond Light will be available from Sonoptik on October 19th
Written by Luke Carrell