We explore the ground shaking production depth of UK producer Wandour and his eerily darkened new release Flux this afternoon on this drab Monday in London. For me this brooding and hypnotic construction is the perfect shoegaze track to accompany the cloudy and rather depressing skyline. There is something hugely rewarding to be gained from absorbing this mystical composition, Wandour takes us on a little journey of musical discovery throughout that screams shades of Rival Consoles and Lusine.
Having released his first two song EP Night Wandering earlier this year featuring atmospheric tracks Distance and Hold. He has followed up with his most accomplished construct to date in the distorted yet impactful Flux. The track opens with an intense synth ascending and descending creating a unnervingly atmospheric scene. The crashing kick comes in alongside the warped vocals which utter that they are ‘going nowhere’. The whole thing is utterly unsettling but in a very clever and brilliant way. Surely this type of trippy electro isn’t for everyone, but for me, I absolutely adore dark shoegaze stuff like this. It’s not for the feint hearted that’s for sure.
if you like any of Jon Hopkins, Rival Consoles, Kiasmos and Christian Löffler you will enjoy this.