Boomkat Product Review:
Peder Mannerfelt & Pär Grindvik merge minds + bodies as Aasthma for a new label and blacklabel bomb, hugely tipped if yr into the idea of Oni Ayhun & Sandwell District fucking with the grid, and yr mind...
Taking notes from all corners of the contemporary electronic spectrum, Aasthma distill a keening mode of modern but classically-sculpted techno in ‘Only The Appraiser’. Ready for warehouses and smoke-filled basements alike, the duo’s new venture puts their combined decades of dancefloor experience to heavily functional yet unpredictable and disorienting effect that begs to be explored by DJs in-the-mix.
Establishing the project’s broad coordinates, the 90 second sound design study ‘Das War_s Dann, Leute!’ is an enigmatic palate cleanser for the main course, where ‘Only The Appraiser’ modulates from a sleek, stepping acid techno groove recalling Function or Rrose productions, and into sweltering psychoactive dimensions rent with disembodied stabs, before calving off into pitch black, viscous, lysergic abstraction, leaving the path wide open for DJs to twist where their fancy and the rave feels to go.
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