Faxada
album
album

Paraa

Release Date
September 21, 2018
Catalog number
DAR018
tracklist
1
Ice for a Helm
Ice for a Helm
01:34
2
"Quoting to Feel as the Cited"
"Quoting to Feel as the Cited"
01:55
3
Month
Month
02:06
4
Happy Tongues
Happy Tongues
01:28
4
(I)
(I)
00:53
5
Peperomia
Peperomia
00:56
6
No Slip Face
No Slip Face
01:44
7
Paraa
Paraa
01:05
8
Midmost Greenhouse Bed
Midmost Greenhouse Bed
01:28
9
Hasp
Hasp
01:12
10
Imp (feat. Devin Dabney)
Imp (feat. Devin Dabney)
02:03
11
Current State of All the World's Clothes
Current State of All the World's Clothes
02:36
12
Worry Shut
Worry Shut
01:52
13
Course Plus
Course Plus
02:14
14
Mood's Tenure
Mood's Tenure
01:36
15
(V, VI)
(V, VI)
00:35
16
Engager
Engager
02:55
17
To 4 and 13
To 4 and 13
02:22
18
(VII)
(VII)
00:36
19
Unsticked
Unsticked
03:53
20
This All Could Be More Obvious
This All Could Be More Obvious
02:31
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Faxada

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About

Faxada is the nom de plume of Polish experimental electronic composer and recording artist Przemek Wojtaszek. Their new full-length album Paraa was released September 21st, 2018 on Darling Recordings.

It's fair to call Faxada's music overwhelming. Beautiful melodies, inspired rhythms, and punishing noise are presented in equal measure, with dramatic tonal and emotional shifts during and between tracks. It's engrossing, fearless work, experimental in the best sense: pushing boundaries in the pursuit of something new. On songs like "Imp" and "This All Could Be More Obvious", Faxada takes a daring approach to the mixing process, filling the low end frequencies with unorthodox sounds. They sample their own material on "(VII)" and toy with stereo channels on "Unsticked" and "(V, VI)".

Perhaps most importantly, though, Faxada has largely abandoned the plunderphonics of their debut album 'Cohost' in favor of music inspired by electroacoustic compositions. Przemek describes their new work on 'Paraa' as "heavily influenced by videogame sound design, triggering specific actions and thoughts on a composed timeline."

You can certainly hear such thoughtful attention to detail. Listening to the album is like time traveling through an entire story you can't quite put your finger on. Individual songs fade in and out of the view, undulating into one another, then disappearing completely into the haze of silence or noise. But, through it all, the album feels coherent and complete.

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