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Irregular Territories is a new EP of hyper junglist future sickness by Bristolian sound artist Sophia Loizou for Shapednoise’s Cosmo Rhythmatic label. Sophia’s first release since the much acclaimed Singulacra [Kathexis, 2016], Irregular Territoriesprovides a definitive example of Loizou’s sound as it firmly asserts her music in a rarified hauntological rave headspace that meticulously explores an exploded deconstructionist style that she’s developed since her 2014 debut Chrysalis. With one foot in late ‘90s halcyon daze, and another toeing the future, Sophia combines a lust for the ruffneck with a sharp mind for complex structural integrity and inventive aesthetic. Synching fragmented beats with human gasps, choral synths and richly ephemeral textures, she bridges temporalities and dimensions in a way that recalls an auditory DeepDream composite formed from millions of eyes-shut moments at Metalheadz sessions.Album opener Loop of Perception quite literally takes off like a jet engine in the rave, while Memories of Angels conjures and sustains a lump-in-throat suspense through unresolved pads and hide ’n seek breakbeat edits, before it all comes together, gelled by wide, pressurized subs in Shadow Box.
- 1 Loop of Perception 1:14 Sophia Loizou Buy
- 2 Memories of Angels 5:55 Sophia Loizou Buy
- 3 Shadow Box 4:08 Sophia Loizou Buy
- 4 Frozen Dust 1:14 Sophia Loizou Buy
- 5 The Interior Life of Another 5:13 Sophia Loizou Buy
- 6 Morphogenesis 2:23 Sophia Loizou Buy