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Aether / Flux

by Smylex Attack / ardor.



Each sides of this split C70 contains a long-form piece composed via remote collaboration. On Side A, Smylex Attack (Mike Haley & Jamie Orlando) build unstable, gooey noise transmissions, convulsive spurts, restless sliding tones and glitchy cosmic detritus into an intense, bewildering trip through surreal alien landscapes. ardor.’s (Ryan Durfee & Alex Brooks) Side B unfolds as an evolving series of swirling, underwater drones and shimmering, deceptively-complex kosmische minimalism, continuously revealing new light-bending layers and hazy crevices within the sound.


released September 10, 2021

Smylex Attack is Mike Haley (Wether, Tabs Out) & Jamie Orlando (Zigra, Tabs Out).

ardor. is Ryan Durfee (hyacinth. / qualchan.) & Alex Brooks (residual energy boss).
Their side is dedicated to Sam Gendel.

Art by Evan Crankshaw.




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