Alexander Skancke - Moon and the Sun (raum115)
Alexander Skancke is making his debut on raum…musik with three techno-tinged tracks that perfectly display his immense talent and remarkable versatility in music production. Over the past years, the Berlin-based, exquisitely friendly Norwegian face behind the desk of Bikini Waxx Records has gathered an extensive body of work brimming with quality.
The “Moon And The Sun” EP shows Alexander in total control of a hypnosis-inducing, slightly delirious dark room where Techno is the language of choice. Its title track ‘Moon and the Sun’ fills the entire A-side of the record with menacing vocal echoes on top of constant, bass-heavy locomotive grooves that are simultaneously dark and deeply shamanic. B-side’s ‘No Snakes Please’ brings forward crisp, robust percussion arrangements and chugging basslines combined with euphoric (yet understated) vocal samples. ‘LSD’ finishes the EP with a deeper take on the sonic language explored thus far by adding spatial textures and a discrete bassline work to the mix while filling the space with razor-sharp drum arrangements for added excitement — Three different arrangements of varying aesthetics that are, ultimately, Alexander’s very own vision of Techno.