A2iCE & BO3 ”Extracted Soil“ (Paryìa) – frohfroh – electronic music from leipzig


“Extracted Soil” is the fourth EP to be released via the Leipzig label Paryìa, curated by Marie Montexier. This EP features the debut of the Dortmund DJ duo A2iCE & BO3.

Lex Rütten and Jana Kerima Stolzer are A2iCE & BO3. And the tracks of their first EP include field recordings that the artists made for a multimedia exhibition for the Hartware MedienKunstVerein in Dortmund. The four tracks appear pleasantly chaotic and tidy at the same time and are characterized by a mixture of breaky drums, wafting acid basslines and – fitting to the name of the EP – organic, experimental sounds. In addition to the four tracks from A2iCE & BO3, a remix by Berlin DJ and producer Mor Elian enriches the EP.

The first track “Pacific Nickel” convinces with a surprising dovetailing of a breakbeat with space-consuming kick and ambient synths, which envelop the track gently and yet self-confidently. “Mineral Treasure” focuses on an acid bassline that is anything but stiff. This creates a trippy-fluid atmosphere, which is also compensated by flat synths.

“A Rubbels Lament” is a bit darker. The track gains structure through its hi-hat, which attracts attention with its jungle sound. This creates a coherent transition to the fourth track – a remix of “Pacific Nickel” is. The consistent, percussive groove with its dembow vibe makes the track more club friendly than the others.

As a digital bonus track there is also “Mother, why are there so many machines in our place”. It’s a little freer on the beat again and manages to wrap things up nicely, keeping the suspense through to the end with its varied sounds and well-connected drops.

Source: https://www.frohfroh.de/40354/a2ice-bo3-extracted-soil-paryia

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