Red Axes continue their long-term dancefloor relationship with Phantasy Sound as they get set to release ‘Rhythm Passage’, another triple-hitter of club music. Beginning with the title track, ‘Rhythm Passage’ aims for slowly escalating madness in disco spaces both vast and discreet.
Weaponising hypnotic percussion, dusty samples from rave eras gone by and all manner of classic Axes studio trickery, the track slowly unveils a visceral synth-pop melody, before being quickly absorbed back into the bowels of the club.
On ‘Oh My Arp’, it finds a collection of analogue musical machinery in electronic music conspiring to fry synapses, with traditional Tel Aviv musicality unexpectedly emerging from deep in the mix.
Finally, ‘20Min’ sees the pair turn their attention to both percussive control, using relatively minimal elements to conjure a track with dense, subtle drum play and psychedelic touches.
Red Axes ‘Rhythm Passage EP’ drops on Phantasy Sound on 26 August.