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Album: Severant
# Song Title   Time
1)    Visioning Shared Tomorrows
2)    Ant City
3)    Whisper Fate
4)    Onset (Escapism)
5)    Scissors
6)    Truth Flood
7)    Reality Drift
8)    Ascension Phase
9)    Salt Lake Cuts
10)    Seeing the Edges
11)    Flight Path
12)    Shutter Light Girl
13)    Vectoral
14)    As We Lie Promising
15)    Memory Rain
 
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Performer Notes
  • Best known as one half of minimalist dubstep duo Vex'd, Jamie Teasdale, aka Kuedo, eschews the menacing wobble basslines he's renowned for in favor of a cinematic analog synth-led sound inspired by the proggy ambient scores of Vangelis and Mike Oldfield for his debut album, Severant. There are still traces of his 140-bpm past, such as the mellow R&B-tinged closer "Memory Rain," which combines spacious elasticized percussion with a chopped-up but soulful rare vocal, and "Flight Path," which borrows the bassline from the end credits of Blade Runner to produce a slightly sinister acid house throwback. But anyone expecting a speaker-blasting affair should look elsewhere, as its 15 instrumental tracks, which are awash with shimmering crystalline synth pads, disjointed old-skool hip-hop beats, and slow-burning melancholic melodies, certainly aren't designed for a party environment. Admittedly, these immersive soundscapes take some time to reveal their charms, as other than the hypnotic "Scissors," which combines frenetic hi-hats, helicopter-style sound effects, and a twinkling refrain of what appears to be Carly Simon's "Why," there's very little in the way of instantly memorable hooks. But while there are occasional lapses into self-indulgence, such as the meandering squelchy funk-tinged "Salt Lake Cuts" and the two pointless interludes ("As We Lie Promising," "Shutter Light Girl"), the album's futuristic and textured style of electronica eventually reaps its rewards, whether it's the dystopian ambience of "Seeing the Edges," the skittering Aphex Twin-esque "Whisper Fate," or the beautifully kaleidoscopic "Vectoral." An intriguing sonic experience from start to finish, Severant is a bold left-field first offering from an artist who's quickly establishing himself as the intelligent dance scene's "one to watch." ~ Jon O'Brien
Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.72) - "[I]t's the generous flow of rapt, wistful melody that makes SEVERANT such an appealing prospect."

Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[H]e sounds almost weightless. Airy synthesizers hint at the influence of '80s-era soundtracks such as DUNE and BLADE RUNNER."
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