Zenith & Nadir [marbled viny]

ASC

Record label
Auxiliary
Catalog Number
AUX023
Release Date
March 20th 2020

Tracks

playpostitleartistsduration
A1Cryogenic
A2Erosion Of Time
A3Anthe
B1Meridian
B2The Drake Equation
B3The Milankovitch Cycles

First release of 2020 for Auxiliary comes in the form of a six-track EP of slower grooves by ASC. The emphasis is purely on analog synth sequences and drum machines. Cryogenic opens proceedings, with a heavy kick drum, backed with a weighty bass for maximum effect. Monomachine arpeggios are the order of the day here and are used to devastating effect. Following on is the laid back synth swells of Erosion Of Time, which leads into the more pronounced hits of Anthe, which tops off side A with a heavier crescendo. Meridian starts off the flip side in melancholic fashion, with it's half-time beats and pads that pluck at the heart strings. The final two excursions up the sci-fi notch a little, while ASC demonstrates his prowess with film score-like textures and sound design.