In physics, the twin paradox is a thought experiment in special relativity involving identical twins, one of whom makes a journey into space in a high-speed rocket and returns home to find that the twin who remained on Earth has aged more.
It is also the title of the album by acclaimed Slovenian DJ, producer and sound designer Evano, whose intuition and musical pedigree often make him seem like the space-travelling twin to his fans and peers.
Always operating out of left field, his ubiquitous approach was inspired by the concepts of duality and tangentiality which are reflected in the works on offer here. Deconstructed club rhythms that tickle the brain as much as the feet and sparse, dubby compositions exist alongside bitcrushed downtempo funk and luscious psychedelic soundscapes.
“Twin Paradox” invites repeated listening and perfectly showcases the author’s talent and sonic breadth, injecting hid experimental IDM with a sense of humour.
This month Evano self-released a new conceptual work. ‘Twixt Infinity’ consists of eight pieces that feature very different sounds and track lengths.
You can listen to and download the album from Evano’s Bandcamp on a “name your price” basis.
Evano & Nitz
[VLS05] VA - "V as Peace EP"
After 4 dancefloor oriented EPs, the penguins take a nap.. Expect some downtempo, ambient and experimental sounds from all over the world for this new release. Total playtime 52min. 200 copies Ltd.
“downtempo, ambient and experimental sounds”
VLS05 . VA – V for Peace EP
A1. His Inorganic Being – Sub-project-58
A2. Dices – Drawing a Blank
A3. Burago Jurchanie
A4. Nitz – Antinode
A5. Koyil SG Dub
B1. Evano – Grandel_s Musyc
B2. Koyil – Moondog
B3. Astral Conspiracy – Interstellar Rain
B4. IRS – Arp Way There
B5. IRS – Bowel Movement
B6. Sasha Nevolin – Advice Sharing
To celebrate our debut, we gathered all our artists and challenged them to create music unbounded by genre-specific constrictions. “Interstellar Travel Guide” is a two-part compilation featuring the agency’s 24 artists, and showcases a versatile array of music ranging from spoken vocals & ambient drones to exploratory techno. ‘Volume I’ is the compilation’s most experimental part, assembling 12 compositions of calm, awe-inspiring moments fundamentally aimed at contemplation, and meditation. Volume II will be released shortly after and will gather tracks from the other side of the spectrum, exploring rather beat-driven arrangements.
“Interstellar Travel Guide” is exclusively available on Bandcamp in both digital and limited-edition cassette format. In solidarity with recent protests against police racism and brutality, and in honour of the Stonewall riots of 1969, we’ll also be donating our revenue during the next two months to black-, trans- and queer-led anti-discrimination organizations committed to long-term systemic change, political education, and engagement within the communities such as NAACP, Black Visions Collective and Queer Refugees Germany.
“12 compositions of calm, awe-inspiring moments fundamentally aimed at contemplation, and meditation.”