Let's be honest, Pixelord has probably amassed enough material to put out a number of LPs by now. The Moscow-based producer and visual artist has maintained a prolificness virtually unmatched by his Russian contemporaries, delivering quality releases from across the beat and bass spectrum for the likes of Leisure System, Error Broadcast, Car Crash Set, Infinite Machine, and Civil Music (not to mention, contributing an impressively hyperactive mix to the XLR8R podcast series last year). Now, Pixelord is set to return to his own Hyperboloid label with his proper debut long-player, Places, a 10-track effort that shows yet more depth to the tireless beatmaker's craft.
Places is said to have been largely inspired by Pixelord's travels in recent years, with each production serving as an extension of his memories and impressions of cities around the world. From electronic music capitals Berlin and Chicago, to Ottawa, Beijing, the Thai province Phuket, and his own Moscow, Pixelord uses this array of locales to explore a wide swath of production, at times toning down his affinity for glowing melodies, but always keeping his penchant for immaculate rhythmic constructions nearby. Concluding with the pensive "Home," Places weaves a sonic narrative fitting of a debut LP from an artist who has covered so much ground already.
Out tomorrow via his own Hyperboloid label, Pixelord's Places LP can be streamed in its entirety below.