Vetrix - Next Phaser
Vetrix - Next Phaser




Sun Oblique

Pyramid Transmissions wrote : The Lisbon based producer has come up trumps with this LP - 12 outstanding tracks which have earned comparisons to the likes of Luke Vibert, Bytes era Black Dog, Boards of Canada and B12. But despite the comparisons to IDM of old, there's also something quite unique about this album. It's complex, spaced out, glitchy and a bit unhinged. Yet it still feels organic and brimming with emotion.

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Released By : Pyramid Transmissions

01.Bi-Polen Numbness  
02.Time Non Sense  
03.Casulis Reflexis  
05.Aquatic Ape  
06.Liquid Fusion  
07.Progressive Solitude  
10.Sun Oblique  
11.Lights Blinking  
12.Dreaming Again  
Press :

"(...)Vetrix's Sun Oblique is classic IDM delivered with all the love and sincerity that the genre's earliest practitioners brought to their own productions. Not a trace of irony surfaces in the dozen electro-tinged tracks comprising this sophomore album from Lisbon-based sound designer Nuno Soczka, whose introduction to electronic music came about during the ‘90s when he discovered IDM and drum'n'bass following teenage stints in grunge and punk bands.

Not surprisingly, Sun Oblique variously calls to mind acts such as Plaid and The Black Dog but, most of all, Boards of Canada. With its melding of melodic splendour and intricate beatsmithing, a track such as “Aquatic Ape” shows that Soczka's style is not terribly unlike that of his better-known Warp counterpart. Immediately establishing the album's invitingly warm vibe, “Bi-Polen Numbness” finds radiant synth melodies gliding gracefully overtop a relaxed glitch-funk base. The also-funky “Time Non Sense” digs into a heavier bottom end while also making room for intricate melodic syncopation in its melodic design. An occasional voice effect or film sample (e.g., “Casulis Reflexis”) adds contrast to Vetrix's otherwise fully instrumental sound, and, in the case of “Novandroida” brings the Vetrix sound even closer to Boards of Canada's. On a more languorous tip, “Progressive Solitude” and "Dreaming Again" serenade the listener with kaleidoscopic dreamscaping, while “R-Takt” mixes things up a bit by first introducing a downtempo, hip-hop feel and then shifting into a rhythmic style more akin to jungle-styled drum'n'bass.

Soczka brings a human face to what in another less skilled producer's hands might end up sounding cold and sterile. What elevates his Vetrix tracks, on the other hand, is not only the presence of his own self-created VST synthesizers but an unabashed embrace of warmth and melody and relatively straightforward approach to compositional form. That penchant for melody is nowhere more evident than during “L'existence,” which is so pretty it would work perfectly as a lullaby were it not for the presence of its beat pattern and expansive atmospheric touches ."

Total Music
"(...) Lisbon based producer Nuno Soczka returns with what the American’s would doubtless refer to as his ‘sophomore’ album, a fusion of ambient, break-beats (..). If you need a signpost think a less bug eyed Aphex Twin in ambient mode, or a more accessible Autechre, in fact this is perfect for those of you that admire the experimental nature of the Warp lads but don’t always love the results, we’re going for warmly glitchy on this one. "
Irish Daily Star

"(...) pushes the frontiers of techno with an absorbing set of sonic experiments


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