Artist: Alex Over
Label: Perpetual Collective
Cat. #: 002
Release Date: 17th September 2021
Alex Over continues to build momentum on his new Perpetual Collective label with a second superb EP of subversive electronic music.
This label is a place for Alex Over to take control of his own vast output. He is a prolific artist who is deeply immersed in the scene as a remixer, host of the U-Turn podcast, and experimental producer who has shared stages with the likes of James Zabiela. This fantastic EP came off the back of the second UK lockdown. The artist produced the three tracks with real intent and careful design, taking bits of recordings from his own sound library and developing them into genre-breaking weapons.
Opener ‘Lucid’ is a brilliantly constructed track that pairs raw, lo-fi and edgy drums with serene pad work. The zoned-out melodies bring a dreamy quality to the physical grooves and make for something truly fresh. ‘Frolic’ is another bristling track that somehow fuses techno, house and breakbeat into something subtly euphoric thanks to the bright, trance-like chords. It’s experimental in design but hugely effective, and ‘Coaxing’ closes down with a flurry of breaks. They’re packed with energy that then dissipates during a glassy melodic breakdown before kicking once again next to a turbocharged, face-melting bassline.
This is another fascinating EP from Alex Over and another solid step for this fledgling label.