VVV

SHADOW WORLD (MC) (HOLODECK)

VVV - SHADOW WORLD (MC) 115611
Format:
1 MC
Release:
10.11.2017
Label:
HOLODECK
Kat.-Nr.:
115611
Barcode:
4059251156116
Austin based ambient electronic producer VVV (aka Shawhin Izaddoost), returns to Holodeck with his second full-length album "Shadow World".

Following a wave of hype from his early 2017 cassette "Why El Paso Sky", Izaddoost is back with his signature style of half-time swing rhythms and dense, atmospheric soundscapes.

After several cassettes, EPs, and compilation appearances, VVV's long awaited follow up to 2011's "Across the Sea" (Fortified Audio) is here.

Izaddoost's vocabulary on "Shadow World" has expanded to include extensive samples from classic Iranian instruments in addition to his usual interplay of dark melodies and 2-step dance beats.

VVV's precisely curated tonal palette and percussive themes make "Shadow World" his most cohesive and accomplished release thus far.

Ominous yet catchy down tempo electronic music, "Shadow World" is the result of VVV's efforts to focus work on a fully encapsulated LP with recurring motifs and source material.

Shawhin has carefully designed each piece to be a movement within a continual whole, making this record a thoroughly realized concept rather than a collection of individual songs.

VVV's abstract mixture of fractured hip-hop and house beats on tracks like "Give it Time" and "Spellbound" are infectious, supporting layers of ethereal yet unforgettable vocal hooks.

Interspersed within the propulsive dance tracks, ambient songs like "Circuit" and "The Descent" are vast and cavernous, momentarily relinquishing attention to Izaddoost's sophisticated and nuanced sound design.

The unified vision and refined details on Shadow World makes the new album stand out as the peak of VVV's discography.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BEDSIDE MANNER
  • 1.2. GIVE IT TIME
  • 1.3. CIRCUIT
  • 1.4. FIFTH RING
  • 1.5. SPELLBOUND
  • 1.6. LOCAL ANAESTHETIC
  • 1.7. FIRE TEMPLE
  • 1.8. REMINDER
  • 1.9. THE DESCENT