ITAL TEK – Hollowed LP
￼Ital Tek’s brilliant new album ‘Hollowed‘ is his best yet with a true sense of change and progression at the core of the record. Created from new beginnings, it’s a journey through the naïve exploratory methods with which ALAN MYSON started to make music over a decade ago. The record is dark and maximalist but at the same time the huge sounds are minutely detailed and elegantly rendered.
With ‘Hollowed‘, Ital Tek has gone far beyond his earlier more dance-genre based work, leaving just the footprint and especially the sonic weight and space of dubstep. But the sound here is designed from the ground up and carved into something much more abstract, impressionistic and elegant. As Alan puts it “I’m moving away from dance music and letting sound inhabit a space without shoving everything at the listener in the first few bars”. One of the biggest musical experiences that left an impression on him while recording this album was hearing “Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No 3’ being played live, starting very small and soaring, then returning to stillness…” and this process made him think about reassembling his approach to making music; it’s clearly all over ‘Hollowed’.
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