Don’t expect anything joyful or sunny from this one. shao, a hyper productive 20 years young beatmaker wrote mow EP on sleepless nights during a cold and long winter. Vexed by blazed-out over-thinking, melancholy and mind-numbing insomnia, he shifted away from his usual focus on bass heavy beats, replaced drums with doldrums, and dived into composing gloomy melodic compositions, a process that helped him channel out his glum frustrations.
The result is a distopic collection of sombre ambient tracks, full of dissonant, yet alluring chord progressions, distorted soundscapes, detuned guitar plucks and IDM-ish broken beats, that from time to time can't escape shao's affinity to dank phonk beats.
released June 14, 2019
Music: shao, track marmor: shao & Matter
Mastering: Gregor Zemljič
Cover: Žiga Artnak
A&R: Borja Močnik, Gregor Kocijančič
Editor-at-large: Marko Peljhan
Coordination: Uroš Veber