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Avalon Emerson
Whities 006

07 March 2016 / Whities

  1. A1. The Frontier
  2. B1. 2000 Species of Cacti
  3. B2. The Frontier (High Desert Synthapella)
Artists: Avalon Emerson
Avalon Emerson's latest is a love letter to the Arizona desert, her childhood home. Whities 006 ,is her first record for Whities, an up-and-coming London-based label affiliated with Young Turks. The a-side is a driving yet abstract slice of dance music. Recalling a midnight drive across a lonely Sonoran landscape, the song floats a gliding and emotional melody over a rush of unusual arpeggiations and hard-hitting drums. 

The psychedelic desert motif continues on the b-side with the atmospheric "2000 Species of Cacti," which substitutes a more expansive space for the a-side's driving pulse — a glittering piano distorts across the cut's superheated surface, creating a sonic fata morgana. 

Finally, "The Frontier (High Desert Synthapella)" closes the record out by gifting the isolated delicate synth lead of the a-side, letting it drift ambient and alone in the aether. It rounds out what is, for Emerson, her most mature work to date: a step forward towards a hybrid form of house-techno that's heavy enough for the dancefloor, but rich enough for the home high fi.

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