A hard-hitting EP from one of the UK's top techno artists.
"Diminuendo" is the third single from Song For Alpha. It's the dance floor track to accompany the Projector EP's deep dive into fuzzy psychedelia. The lead melody on "Light Of Falling Rain" gurgles like an angry dial-up modem, writhing for six minutes on top of a loose tom-tom pattern. It's also a feast of sound design delights, particularly on the Haruki Murakami-referencing oddity "Time Marked Its Irregular Pulse In Her Eyes," which is a few minutes of uncomfortable vocal effects and reverb. And then there's "Hyper Detail," a zippy acid workout with bouncy drums and a squelchy lead that tears a reckless path forward, transforming what could have been a loopy tool into a nail-biter. Aggressive but still detailed, Diminuendo isn't as reflective as previous EPs, but those looking for some old-school Avery thrills won't be disappointed.