Fresh out of the wake of his single release last week, ALEPH unveils his newest collection of sonic hand grenades with the full release of the NEXT HYPE EP. Thoroughly germinated with his signature fidelity-busting textures, this EP is at once both familiar and entirely unique; utilizing his preferred language of audio asymmetry and brutish compression, ALEPH covers a host of tempos of atmospheres across the four collective tracks.
“ULTRAVIOLET” is the brain buster you didn’t know you were looking for, opening the EP with spectral filtering and positively massive breaks. High-resonance filters sweep across the upper-mid-range, highlighting harmonics and distorting the brightest points of synthesis into a veritable ceiling. The bass lines are a vicious amalgamation of home-brewed sound design and relentless resampling, with every last audio artifact taken fully advantage of.
“LA$ER BEAMS” is the heavy-weight closer, bringing the EP to an eruptive end. The song itself is a 12-gauge blast to the senses, with every texture, tone, and waveform viciously distorted into an aural 1-inch punch. Staccato resampling busts the beat in half while fractured acid synthesis spikes and phases in and out of the wider stereo space. Just when you think you’ve hit the peak of intensity, the next bar is waiting to push the audio envelope even further.
Renraku Global Media has featured ALEPH across their release cycle for nearly two years and running, and it’s absolutely no wonder why. With such a diverse production palette coupled with his massive execution, ALEPH is shaping up to be far more than just the typical low-end enthusiast. Pay close attention to his future endeavors, as he’s sure to continue busting boundaries and redefining the landscape of sound design and engineering. For a further look into the EP, check out our premier and review of the title track “NEXT HYPE” here.