Artist: AX15 (a.k.a. Alex Dolby)
Cat. #: METIER009
Release Date: 24.02.2023
1. True Spirit
2. Nearly Fifty
4. Model 28
5. Night Visions
6. Linear Dimension
MÉTIER is the new label from Jack! Who? and his UK based deathtechno.com project that is set to journey into deep, dreamy, dub, techno, acid, electro and ambient that will surprise and delight from release to release.
Allowing artists to experiment with new ideas, it has already featured UBX127 of Len Faki’s Figure as Shifted Minds, Alex Dolby of Developer’s Modularz as AX15 and William Arist of Gary Beck’s BEK Audio as Dusicyon for example.
Collage artwork images are by local artist Grassi Art.
AX15 aka Alex Dolby returns to MÉTIER, a veteran artist of the scene and highly prized producer known for releasing on Developer’s Modularz, Emmanuel’s ARTS, Marco Bailey’s MB Elektronics, Teksupport and his own Affekt Recordings.
His educated sound is much loved around the world and Horizons is an album that allows Alex to step into different territory by having electro at its core combined with classic ’90s, analogue vibes and deep soultronica.
“True Spirit” opens with harmonic drones and sci-fi ambience before climaxing with a punchy breakbeat. “Nearly Fifty” continues the theme, but with an acid hook and lo-fi style. “Moments” steps into a new realm of thundering electro making it a raw and mesmerising journey. “Model 28” has a modular heart with a classic and engaging sound. “Night Visions” is an angular exploration with shimmering highlights and a quirky groove. “Linear Dimension” takes it back to raw electro while presenting some emotional, arpeggiated chords. “Shades” has a heavy beat offset with haunting, dystopian vibes. Winding down to the title track, “Horizons” is another spacey and sparse cut with pulses and delayed drum rolls creating an atmospheric saga.