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Osaka-based producer Seiho is gearing up to release his fittingly-titled new album Collapse, which will mark his first release on LA-based producer Matthewdavid's Leaving Records. Following the weightless lead single "Peach and Pomegranate," today we're sharing something new in "Exhibition," a high-impact, dustily neon bit of rave machinery.What's most interesting about the track is the way it rewires 80s dance sounds into something that feels alluringly toxic—almost passively or insidiously so, like lush veneer peeling, cracking, and rubbing off onto your hands as you hold it. This sense of synthetic decomposition combined with dancefloor utility—the tune is certainly designed for effectiveness in DJ sets—creates a compelling tension: on the one hand there's the addictiveness of tightly compressed subbass, but on the other, the palate feels kind of uncomfortable holding itself together, like it might just fall to dust.Collapse will be out on on May 20, but it's available for pre-order now via the Stones Throw website.If you're a fan of new age-y, languid pools of synthesizer, you might like Matthewdavid's recent work as Mindflight.
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