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Ziúr's New Remix Chisels SHALT's Swampy Atmospheres into a Perturbed Club Workout

The track is off the forthcoming 'Acheron Remixed' EP.

by Alexander Iadarola
Aug 23 2016, 8:25pm

Photo by Claudia Kent

Back in January, LA-based label and blog The Astral Plane unveiled its debut solo release in Switzerland-based producer SHALT's Acheron EP, which took an almost philosophical approach to speculating on the promise of artificial life extension by means of turgid, concussive beats. Now, the label is gearing up to deliver Acheron Remixed, and we're delighted to shareBerlin-based producer Ziúr's contribution to the package, which reformulates the original's smooth and swampy tenor into something a bit more geometrically perturbed.

There's a definite onslaught aspect to her work here, suggestive of the kinds of aggression one might encounter in noise or power electronics genres, but it's tightly defined and compartmentalized within a concise club framework, which adds an element of lift which really goes a long way. The artist spoke to THUMP about the track via email: "Remixing tracks, especially the ones that inspire me sonically, allow me to mess up the original and sort the elements anew," she said. "I can do that according to my own weird cosmos, but still keep the spirit of the original alive. It's like a parallel universe, really."

Late last month, Ziúr signed to Lara Rix-Martin's label Objects Limited for the Deeform EP, marking the first vinyl release on the label; that followed her debut Taiga EP on Infinite Machine earlier in the year.

Acheron Remixed is available for preorder and will be out on August 26, also including reworks from NON affiliate Moro, Pan/Janus regular M.E.S.H., and San Francisco producer Kid Smpl.

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