We guarantee you that an abstract universe of admirable beauty will unfold by pressing the play button below. Tonight’s exclusive premiere on Last Day Deaf, is Valance Drakes‘ ‘Roses Are Not Armour‘, the debut single from the artist’s return to Amek Collective, this time with the solo full-length album ‘An Angel In Alliance With Falsehood‘ recorded during his trips to Sofia.
The field recordings’ ambience is perfectly used to build upon a highly cinematic atmosphere, while the “lysergic” beat is lurking nearby like an ancient, giant squid in that endless ocean spray of finely calibrated glitches and bleeps. With this extraordinary piece of music, Drakes proves himself, once again, much more than an exceptional sound designer, that is an accomplished “maestro” of flawless, cinematic abstract idm destined for repeated listens.
“An Angel In Alliance With Falsehood” is Valance Drakes’ return to Amek, this time with a rare full-length solo release. Through multi-layered textures, meticulous sound design and breathing rhythmic structures he’s crafted one of the most personal offerings in his ever-evolving discography. Sourced from an array of sonic realms, including recordings from his visits to Sofia, Bulgaria, the album carries an autobiographical sincerity.
“An Angel In Alliance With Falsehood” consists of ten touching pieces about trust, honesty and belief but about deceit, muted anger and hurt. With the same ease Valance Drakes is transforming sounds, he’s managed to reshape this plethora of polar feelings into beautiful and overwhelming sense of hope.
releases October 28, 2019
Written and produced by Valance Drakes
Mastering by Marius Costache (studio148.ro)
Artwork by Vaia Pilafa (vaiapilafa.com)
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