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ARTIST
TITLE
Induced
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
TNP 017LP TNP 017LP
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RELEASE DATE
5/12/2015

Haunting in its ardor for subdued atmospheric murk and dissipating electronic dream-pop transmissions, Pazes's debut full-length album, Induced, is an exercise in musical intent vs. the unknown forces that forge the end result. Commenting on the process, the Berlin-based (by way of Brazil) Pazes remarks, "I like to think feelings and ideas are separate things and if I'm expressing anything with music, I want it to be the latter. However within the process it becomes very hard to control what you're doing and where you're going. Naturally, this is analogous to many other realms of experience, this difficulty in exerting some sort of control over actions even when things are very clear and defined." Focused and fluid, Induced curiously exudes an uncommon sense of mystery and melancholy presenting itself in vaguely menacing starkness, wistful ambience, creeping bass groan, and the exploration of textures ranging from almost weightless to gritty. Cascading arpeggios meet off-kilter rhythm structures containing elemental traces of hip-hop/trip-hop and leftfield techno/dubstep, yet the mood of Induced has as much in common with bleary-eyed post-punk or shoegaze as it does with any contemporary electronic music scenes. Largely an instrumental journey, with Istanbul's Biblo contributing vocals to otherworldly songs ("Sion" and "Every One") and Paris-based pop chanteuse Andrea Balency appearing on the heart-wrenchingly gorgeous album closer "Remnants."