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UMR53 Zenith Nadir

by Toxic Positivity

Zenith Nadir 04:02
Peripeteia 03:48
Embrace 03:09
Dyin Habit 04:01


The reason behind music’s profound effect on our lives is an anomaly that defies reason. Yet it is universal. Every seemingly disparate group of humans altered the course of their own evolution by refusing to navigate through life without allocating resources to the creation of music. Your ancestors spent precious calories constructing instruments. Let’s honor the sacrifice that brought us here. Let’s create a vortex that tears a hole in reality. All it takes is one being to open it for us all to step through.

I like being transported to another place with music. Sounds the listener defines as pleasing takes them to a profound state of contentment and happiness. But is this as far as we can go? Feelings of confusion and alienation can also be tools to an altered state. Instead of turning off music that initially repels oneself, embrace it. Realize you are being haunted by transmissions of another world.

I grew up listening to a lot of jam bands. The ephemeral nature of improvisational music was part of what made it so gripping. The anticipation of not knowing what sound came next arrested my attention like little else could…probably why I gravitated to bizarre electronica later in life. I try to maintain a little of the live experience now when I make music. In no way am I improvising 100%, like legends of livetronica, EOTO, and Disco Biscuits. However, each track is unique and produced from a live performance of synthesizers, and sequencers. About half synths, half sample-based. Besides mastering, no software is used. I was happy to work with upcoming DJ and artist Garrisun for one track on this EP.


released November 11, 2021


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Unfinished Monkey Records Belgium

UMR was founded in 2006 to promote new creative electronic music from Belgium, Netherlands and the world. Besides the regular digital ep's and albums of upcoming talent, they release VA compilations presenting exclusive tracks selected by dustrickx.

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