To kick Allergy Season back into gear we've called upon the Mr Dependable of Appalachian Techno, Alex Falk.
Those of you who heard OOF will know the pedigree that Alex brings, but Movefast ups the ante, breaking and reassembling his bass-heavy techno sound in new ways. The opening cut “Movefast” is, a little paradoxically, the only track on the EP which doesn’t start with an immediate ten-ton kick. Once the song gets going it is unstoppable, propelled forward on a breakbeat jetstream to the other side of a distant horizon. "EBE" keeps up the pace, a straight-up head-down thumper without a moment’s relent.
“HG12” breaks the spell, only to introduce a cut-up, printer-jamming rhythm that could step toe-to-toe with any rough ’n ready banger you care to name. Clipped loops recur in “Know”, this time applied to a vaguely ecstatic vocal with a wisp of UKG, and a resonant low-end that carries a trace of Miami’s 808s and sub-shake. Movefast rounds out on a number that brings the action closer to Falk’s Knoxville home. The combination of mechanical repetition and delicately-layered piano and vox on “U Won’t” combine to something beautifully hypnotic: like breaking through the clouds while ringing an endless stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Movefast is as thick as late summer air, as rough-edged as present reality, fearsome yet kinda nice with it – a moment of release as we slide into the third Season of 2020.
released September 10, 2020
All tracks written & produced by Alex Falk
Mastered by Kevin McHugh @ Valence
Artwork by Bad M.