After inaugurating the Entropy Trax label (an offshoot of the Ecstatic imprint, helmed by Kompakt-affiliated production duo Walls) with his "Purge" b/w "Enthroned" 12" earlier this year, DFA stalwart Gavin Russom (a.k.a. Black Meteoric Star) will return to the label with a new record later this month. Again turning in a two-track effort, Russom's "Telemetry" b/w "The Beneficent, The Merciful" 12" sees the time-tested producer delivering a pair of synth-focused endeavors. Lead track "Telemetry" is said to have arisen after Russom gave a demonstration to a fellow gear aficionado on how a second layer of filtering on one of his self-designed analog processors would allow for a 16-step pattern to become an endlessly evolving line. "I built a track around [that idea]," Russom notes in the record's press release, "by building up layers around the central sequence that grow in impact as the track unfolds." Furthermore, b-side cut "The Beneficent, The Merciful" is described as "one of the most overtly prayerful tracks I've ever made," with Russom further pointing out that "some unconscious inspiration from the Islamic devotional music that I love" makes its way into the almost 10-minute track.
Expected to drop before the end of November, the artwork for Russom's forthcoming "Telemetry" b/w "The Beneficent, The Merciful" 12" (which will serve as Entropy Trax's second release) has been included below.
B. The Beneficent, The Merciful