Recognised for his part in France’s electronic music scene, 15 November will see Alan Braxe release his first EP in six years. ‘The Ascent’ not only marks his return, but also the relaunch of his own label, Vulture Music.
Embracing Paris’ underground nightclub scene, Alan formed a creative partnership with Thomas Bangalter that began officially with ‘Vertigo’. Braxe’s first single, released via Bangalter’s ‘Roulé’ imprint in 1997, apparently went on to define the one-off alliance that produced the anthem ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ as Stardust.
Comprising of four new productions, the EP’s aim is apparently to rebuild the interaction between musician and instrument.
Produced entirely using studio hardware, a Buchla modular synth forms the bold centrepiece, with no computer used in the process, a mixer, delay unit and sampler are used elements.
Alan Braxe: “The new EP aims to explore the concept of ‘less is more’. I believe that this concept is quite relevant in today’s consuming world. This process is nothing new, as countless musicians have implemented it for decades but in my case, I find this approach to be the best way to be creative and to regain the instinctive interaction between musician and instrument. Containing quiet drum-less tracks and electro-inspired beats, ‘The Ascent’ is my latest EP and will be followed by more music in 2020.”
With the four tracks encompassing elements of ambient sounds and electro influences all pursued by glowing synths ‘The Ascent’ EP follows his ‘Moments In Time’ EP, released in 2013 via Scion Audio/Visual.