The Undine EP kicks off with dreamy ascending melodies complemented by warm bass guitar plucks on Ease. The intro is peaceful, tranquil, and it builds into a lush composition of synth pad swells and deepening electronic bass. It’s a sound that Lavier has expertly pioneered, where he’s generating a soundscape of semi-gothic serenity that is simultaneously dark, yet blissful. Keen continues with a curious tone where wavering synths play over a hypnotic bass loop that’s met by punchy percussion and skittering clicks. It leads into the EP’s finale, Trudge, immediately descending to the atmospheric depths of Lavier‘s sound palette. Sub bass reigns, as the melodies cascade over sparse percussion; The constant heat of the low-end rumbles as cinematic klaxon-like horns blat ominously toward the foreground. The end of Trudge is a wild ride as the bass morphs into a wonky, discordant crescendo before cutting to a foreboding fade-out. It’s prime Lavier-material, and absolutely worth a listen. Click on the links down below to catch more from Lavier, and hit him up for his killer graphic designs over on dylanevansdesign.com
Fresh//hell (fka K. Flo) is ya resident Sine Wave Surfers DJ (part producer) who’s been collecting music and waxing poetic on the state of underground electronica since 2011. Starting his DJ career in Blacksburg and the NRV, he’s been a supporting EDM/electronica act (for the likes of Electrobro, Spark Arrester, BUKU, Space Jesus, Digital Ethos, Arius, and more!), doing promo and social media support for SWS, and ruthlessly amassing vinyl records, before moving to Richmond, VA, in 2019. Fresh-hell’s here to collect, create, and curate for your electronic enjoyment.