A fiercely twisted & highly musical, rhythm-loaded, organic yet uncompromisingly hi-tek offering from a very talented musical force - the first release on Zoë Mc Pherson & Alessandra Leone's rather exciting new imprint SFX.
States of Fugue [SF02] is the adventurous & uncompromising new record from Zoë Mc Pherson. It follows the success of her critically acclaimed 2018 audiovisual album String Figures [SF01].
Zoë Mc Pherson's recent recorded work includes collaborations with Rupert Clervaux and Christina Vantzou, and a remix for Contagious, which was released on Rabih Beaini's Morphine imprint. SoF features collaborations with Elvin Brandi and dutch free improv scene singer Greetje Bijma, a cast which reveals Zoë's punkish & deviant taste and who's vocal work provides moments of both ballistic & mystic power. Brandi features on Learn Ur Language with a rabid diatribe, somehow flowing through Zoë's staccato barricades. On album closer Bug, Greetje's alien annunciations are neatly vaporised into the year 3000.
The album relentlessly toys with typical dance music meter, creating complex organic structures that activate forgotten muscles in those exposed at sufficient volume, puppeteering the obedient dancer into new patterns of movement. Tenace is the prime example, where wormhole rhythms pull you in with the gravity of an unknown planet. The album - with it's singular feeling for electro-naturalism - is rich in humanity and personality, aided throughout by the diverse terrain of Zoë's voice - a tool she uses for full spectrum expression, from whispers to screams. With the launch of SFX and a clutch of multimedia collaborations alongside, we are witnessing her evolve in all directions.
SFX is a new hybrid label from Zoë Mc Pherson and Alessandra Leone. After collaborating for three years on their multimedia String Figures project, the label will build on this foundation, continuing to develop and release objects and experiences across various mediums.
this. tight. brah. I will wreck the floor with this shit. tenace! - TzusingPAN
Top Notch Quality - LakkerR&S
Exciting and vital - Cosmin TRG
extremely sick and gnarly. love it - Ciel
Arrh! here we go. unsettlingly good - dBridge
YES, Zoe, such amazing rhythms, sounds and everything. Taste is so sick. And the rhythm on Power Fluids! Can't wait to hear this loud on a soundsystem at 4AM - Oceanic
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