DECAYCAST Reviews: “Layers” by BÜCKLE / VOGT (Editions Furioso, 2019)
From French label Editions Furioso comes a debut mixed electronics EP from BÜCKLE / VOGT, blending lush, morose vocal melodies, shifting, fluttering beats. “Layers” is nostalgic and new at the same time, without compromising it’s sonic palette or compositional strategy. Swift, shuffled percussion skates underneath a swath of warm sine wave tone poems, while a voice will ascend into the mix akin to a barrem , shivering, wind tunnel across your back and up your neck, in a stark contrast to the warm, humming harmonic synthesizers and strings which uniquely gel into undulating, shifting loops of ambient, sonic bliss, without losing the rhythm or pacing of the track overall.
On “Layers” the swing of the drums and slowly escalating synth pads create a lush, but dark forest of fuzzy confusion, alienation, and sadness, all while not falling into any of the tropes those could represent. BÜCKLE / VOGT offers a fresh take on mixed style electronica, refreshing, honest, and nuanced in a universally appealing way. Can’t wait to dive into the whole EP and will without a doubt be searching out future releases from the artist.
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– Meniere Zappone