[xpl018] - Orpiclem

by Sk'p

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TERA84 what an incredible album. Sk'p never ceases to completely amaze me. so delicate and intricate. hypnotic rhythm and vivid texture constant through the journey. great from start to finish.
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Piktogram Be prepared for this. Mindblowing stuff from Sk'p for Xtraplex Records. Still, he gives us the results of huge amount of work on delicate melodies surrounded by solid texturing and crushed beats. IDM for people who knows what this mean. Be sure to check this as soon as possible ! ‪#‎totallyimpressed‬
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Atraplex v2 05:29
Coloss Prack 05:16
Orpiclem 04:08
Helicoprion 00:46
Azrael 03:44
Klankabells 04:36


This month is something special: On the 11th of february 2011, exactly three years ago, we released our very first release called ’Sounds For The Geniculate Ganglion’. It was a raw but precious sketch of the future (still available at the bottom of our digital discography btw ;) ) with a small and fairly totally unknown selection of Belgian digital dream producers. One of the leading figures gathered on that compilation was Gauthier ’Sk’p’ de Hemptinne with ’Altraplex’.

Today we witness the result of three years of work, precious time spent to carefully construct this brilliant album for us.
Lets listen, put on those audio helmets, close those peepers and immerse yourself…

He kicks off where he left it with a new version of the previously featured 'Atraplex' track afterwich we meet 'Clocks Of Exiplosis', a tender uptempo floating device boosting us higher and higher into the stratosphere.
As the voyage takes us beyond we pass 'Coloss Prack', a giant piece of texture dozing in the dark and exploding in our face while passing into the title piece 'Orpiclem'.
An ocean of wellness sloshing against rough but perfect crafted rythmic textures, a highlight in the sound that we all love and know as Sk'p, one to repeat and play for your grandchildren.
After the title track it is time for a little rest wich we can find in the short but intens intermezzo 'Helicoprion'. We then have a rolling emotion coming at us with high definition. Twisting and climbing around while being hypnotised, we know we have arrived in awe, we close our eyes and relax.
Untill we hear some 'Klankabells' announcing a memory of a storm and who make us want to move things omni-dimensional. It is way too early that we wake up and find peace in what has come to be the 4th version of 'Audionaut Preject', a happy goodbye track in a blue 8bit Megaman suit.



released February 11, 2014

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Xtraplex Records is a chokepoint of creative morphic resonances from contemporary audio manipulators and sound designers.
We try not to think in genres or scenes, hard or slow, we just try to deliver deep emotional electronix designed in an effort to excite (y)our geniculate ganglion.
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