This album is an absolute gem if you're into dark and spacey stuff. There is an obvious Tangerine Dream influence, but the artist expands upon the Berlin school formula to create absolutely haunting music. I can't recommend this enough!
Favorite track: Blood in Her Mouth.
"Skrot Up’s latest find emerge from the Not Not Fun/NNA/Spectrum Spools hemisphere of the underground sound globe and outdo a lot of their peers by hewing to a very cold, clinical, dare I say German, path. It’s wondrous to behold the first couple of cuts on Side A; it almost seems as if they’re incapable of making a mistake. Synths swirl, lasers blaze, comets glide across the blackness of eternity and… I think there’s a drum beat in there somewhere, tangled up in digital bile. These mystical beginnings I speak of serve as a mere introduction to a future-world wherein the only constant is change."
-Tiny Mix Tapes/Cerberus
"There she is, the woman of yr dreams, all silken coal hair and cherry sucking lips. You almost can’t believe she wasn’t standing there a moment ago. The incantation worked! The mirror lies broken, tesseracted, on the floor of the dingy rented room. This is one possible scenario for the horror synth of Xunholm‘s Asleep In The Shattered Mirror, released as a limited edition cassette from the excellent Belgian label Skrot Up. Asleep In The Shattered Mirror would be a perfect score for some rustbelt cyberpunk dystopia, or a futuristic zombie apocalypse. It’s both sterling shining chrome and crumbling decadence, all at the same time."
"We’re in full on Giallo territory here. Propulsive percussion that mirrors the heart, pumping blood, from a wound to the neck, as you run, and the blood-loss causes you to hallucinate impossible geometry. It’s that horror synth sound that is all adrenaline and terror rather than jump-scare and gore. If terrified people running through backlit foggy streets was a sport, this would be its theme."
-20 Jazz Funk Greats
All Artwork & Music by Jason Sublette
released October 1, 2014
Jason Sublette: Arturia MiniBrute, Korg Monotron, Korg Poly-Ensemble S, Moog The Rogue, Sequential Circuits Six-Trak, SM Pro Audio V-Machine, drum programming/sequencing