Bee Mask aka Chris Madak is a master of ambient, drone electronics and everything in between; he's even been picked up by none other than Will Bankhead for one of his phantasmal cassette excursions on the revered TTT catalogue. This latest EP comes on Australia's Room 40, a label which has been putting out some breathtakingly leftfield music for a number of years now. Title track, "Vaporware" combines a bleepy, Warp-like ensemble of sonics with a stunning background of cascading pads to create a dreamy landscape of melodies which sound nearer to modern classical than to anything electronic. On the B-Side, "Scanops" is another chimerical excursion into distant voices, lingering pads and rippling synthesizer experimentations. Recommended!
This will be the first of three volumes of exclusive tracks taken from Time To Express main man Peter Van Hoesen's Stealth mix CD, released in 2015. First up he delivers a trippy and ethereal remix of Chris Madak aka Bee Mask's live performance of 'Headband' taken from a recording of the 2014 Labyrinth festival, which is said to have left Van Hoesen "dazed and enthralled". On the flip he delivers a hypnotic peak time killer with "Breach" that packs equal parts energy and atmosphere, which is by now the Belgian producer's trademark. You could imagine hearing this while losing your mind, gazing up into the stars.. at Labyrinth festival in 2016!
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