The highly anticipated EP, 'WHAT HE SAYS', written and produced by French techno artist, VLAYSIN, with remixes by Italian producer AYARCANA, along with Los Angeles artist, AXKAN, is finally here. This is the first release for OMEN Recordings and it effortlessly chronicles the chaotic, dark, and raw characters of cutting edge techno.
VLAYSIN performs live using pure hardware to capture his raw analog sound. His music is dark experimental with soul and substance. The energy and vigor it brings captures the listener and takes you to a place you never have been. Strong bass lines fasten to the developmental, noise melodies in a cohesive way that gets the dance floor moving. With previous releases under his Octave moniker which leans towards a cleaner and traditional techno path, Vlaysin opts for the 'no holds barred' route. The title track, “What He Says”, goes straight in with industrial strength distortion led by glitchy, moody and deep melodies. The second track, 'Rising Anger', is off to the experimental races with abrasive analog screams and 'in your face' explosive noises. AXKAN is a leader in creating industrial and haunting synth work. His wildly different approach and dedication to the classic sounds from a SCI Pro-One and Roland System 100m amongst others make his remix of 'What He Says' very unique. His tribal break-beat kick drums around a distorted dark vocal breakdown add to this brutal ride. AYARCANA is also a producer at the forefront of the industrial techno movement that has been taking the darkest warehouses by storm worldwide over the past few years. His remix of 'Rising Anger' marches forward with upfront, harsh, factory machine melodies and then eventually rolling kicks ascending to a fast speed finish.
This EP is rooted in anxiety and provides serious energy. Sonically all the tracks on the EP work together in a cohesive fashion that, without a doubt, will rip loudspeaker systems to shreds. It draws you in and takes you on a unmerciful, but yet trippy ride, before it mauls you in the face with submarine deep kicks and chainsaw melodies. It employs some of the craziest and experimental sounds that makes this record definitely worth listening.