ΙΧΘΥΣ extended. ¥843

syl kougaï
ΙΧΘΥΣ extended. cd, mp3 album

hymen records. ¥843

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Following the release ΙΧΘΥΣ, which was described by the distinguished project Plaid (Warp Records) as a ‘Most excellent album’ and selected as the best album of 2015 by Touched Music, DSPH Sounds, Dmute and Lostinsound, ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended is, as the title suggests, the extension of a startling opus. It is a collection of 16 alternative versions and unreleased tracks from the same era and includes some of ΙΧΘΥΣ's key titles like ‘Corvus’, ‘Opale Verniss’ or ‘Ether’ in re-interpreted and transformed versions. There is a lot of depth to explore in this album, revealing itself over multiple listens, especially in the new and unexpected aspects of the astounding re-worked tracks. A stylistically wide range of contemporary electronics between experimental soundscapes and beat-oriented melodic tunes, along with partial use of vocoder-processed vocals generate perplexing one-of-a-kind mood changes. The coexistence of sonic density and skeletal minimalism create a continuous arc of suspense which is a trademark for Syl Kougaï's singular composition skills. ΙΧΘΥΣ Extended displays a yet undiscovered part of a very personal universe - accept the invitation.

tracklist

1 ether dimethyl
2 corvus (janus mix)
3 picker epimethee
4 mars
5 ixoy3 is out today
6 deutera ousia
7 opale tridymite
8 picker clock
9 alpha motor
10 ether diethyl
11 ether khaos
12 alpha&omega (15:18)
13 deutera parousia
14 corvus (vulcain mix)
15 alpha picker
16 apparition