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AVN026 - Pris - Love, Labour, Loss - 12"


AVN026 - Pris - Love, Labour, Loss - 12"

A1: Ad Infinitum
A2: Divinity (Excerpt)
A3: Sunk
B1: Feral Calling
B2: Crux
B3: Divinity

Written & produced by Jake Woodhouse.
Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy, London.
Sleeve art by Guy Alexander Brewer.

British producer Pris preps his sophomore EP for Avian.

Love, Labour, Loss marks the Berlin-based producer’s second outing on Guy Brewer’s Avian label, and a further refinement of a production aesthetic that pitches caustic, heads down tool Techno & greyscale IDM against more meditative Ambient & Drone recordings.

AVN026 tackles familiar themes, and the same low slung, deep-seated sense of unease found on earlier offerings, released via both Avian itself & Unbeknown To Us - the producer’s own outlet, winds its way in and amongst the work. There’s a lightness of touch to this most recent effort though, and experimentation with more overtly musical sequences proves fruitful, drawing on a previously untapped energy to great effect. The same goes for forays into more complex rhythmic structures - taught, processed percussion sits bright in the mix, working to generate an anxiety that is fast becoming a hallmark of the artist’s work.

Whilst the material maintains a keen focus on the crushed, droning sonics that have come to characterise the label’s output, Love Labour Loss, is an impressive development - offering at once both a new dimension to the artist’s work, but also a congruent, streamlined addition to the Pris discography.

Released October 17th 2016.