aardonyx – Oxygen – SLR009 available on Sub-Label Recordings – Yellow – Drum & Bass Record Label.
aardonyx present us with their debut EP on Sub-Label Recordings. Particularly showcasing a rich tapestry of synth work. Coupled with pulsating bass and punchy drums. Ultimately, in their signature Drum and Bass sound.
This three track EP starts with the title track – Oxygen. This is a spacious yet driving track which sets the tone for the rest of the music to come. The arpeggiators dance around the stereo field. While tape machine delay noises and percussion create an ambient backdrop.
Secondly, ‘The Rhythm of the Drum’ shows us a more rhythmical side of aardonyx. Including counter rhythms and shuffles weaving in and around the ambient pad and solid bass.
Lastly, the EP closes with Find the Space. Another deep journey. But in to the more abstract side of aardonyx, their love of synthesisers, textures and found sounds.
This EP from aardonyx was written and performed in a studio in Manchester. This is where the duo, Ben and Andy, find most of their musical inspirations. Although, they are also inspired by the world around them and everything they experience. Also, a love of blending live and synthetic instruments.