Taking inspiration from the likes of Jeff Mills and his relentless sci-fi sorcery to the more cyclical, modular and sparse creations by Mike Parker, there is another American newcomer shaking things up from a Miami locale.
Feph is the owner of the Zosimos vinyl and digital label as well as events that have welcomed acts like Modularz and Olympian honcho Developer, Stephanie Sykes of Slam’s Soma and Tommy Four Seven’s 47, to Terrence Dixon of Tresor and Rush Hour.
Universe is her debut album, deep diving into a trademark space themed aesthetic of analogue influences, esoteric style and haunting grooves that share a perfect balance of home listening and club ready works.
The abstract and melodic “Passcode” begins followed by the jovial, interdimensional funk of “Groove Machinery“. The fourth track “Too Much Going On” focuses on a tribal motif, while “GPS Iteration” is most prominent to my ears with a breathtaking, blubbering hook and shots of phasers. Later “The Blowhorns” delivers a dystopian trip of analogue richness and “Vogl” is a wonky, bouncing effort with snappy, static pulses and crackles.
Fans of artists like Stanislav Tolkachev and Oscar Mulero will no doubt be drawn to this well curated pack of daring sonic gems that we are told has picked up support from Rrose, DVS1, Samuli Kemppi and Angel Molina. Feph also has a release coming soon with regular collaborator Mr. Tron on Ness and Claudio PRC’s The Gods Planet, which confirms that she is definitely one to keep an eye on.
- Reviewed by Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com