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Daniel Avery – Ultra Truth (fantasy sound)

It’s been almost nine years since the famous English electronic music producer, composer and DJ, Daniel Avery, made his way onto the vast scene of experimental and dark techno music. His 2013 release of ‘Drone logic‘ explored one of the early minimalist New Jersey garage sounds that British club music once thrived on – rumbling acid house and revolutionary Detroit techno. Drone Logic was a groundbreaking release, with “Native Response” added to Grand Theft Auto’s famous radio playlist alongside “Reception”. Since releasing Drone Logic, Avery has released three more albums that explore music as a means of escape. Although his new 5th studio album “Ultra Truth”, released via Phantasy Sound, explores a different approach to creating far-sounding experimental techno music.

Unlike his previous studio albums, ultra truth offers a different listening experience of weird but beautifully sounding sounds covered in reverbs. Written in his studio by the Thames with the collective help of friends such as HAAI, Kelly Lee owns, SHERELLE, Jonnie Standish (HTRK), and James Massiah, ultra truth is a matter of optimism and realism rather than escape. He writes, “Ultra Truth finds me in a different place than I’ve been before. My previous albums have all focused on the idea that music is an escape or a distraction from the world, but that’s not the case this time. times. For me, this album is about looking straight into the dark, not running from it. There is a way to get through these times, but it involves keeping the important people in your life close to you and navigating the dark together. noise. It’s a deliberately heavy and dense album, the hooks often hidden in dusty recesses. I’m no longer dealing with a foggy-eyed euphoria. Ultra Truth is a distorted fever dream of a record: edgy, determined and living.

On ‘Upper’, jungle-like drums bring a new kind of rave energy to Avery’s mesmerizing sound. With jungle and breakbeat DJ SHERELLE, it is clear to see the sound through ultra truth is diverse and explores Avery’s broader musical tastes. In creating this LP, Avery immersed himself in his earlier musical interests of Portishead, Nick Cave and Mogwaiexpressing a darker, experimental side with its thunderous leftfield rave energy.

Lone Swordsman’ comes as an elegiac tribute to late acid house legend and acclaimed remixer Andrew Weatherall, with juggernaut breakbeats inspired by the Weatheralls’ finest moments. “Andrew was an extremely important figure in my life. He’s been said so many times, but Andrew was someone who did things entirely on his own terms, an outsider through and through. He was as much a punk rocker as a techno DJ. I’ve always clung to what he taught me, which is to offer a true expression of who you are at all times. This is the ultimate goal. If this record seems to come from a darker place, that’s what it is and that’s who I am.

Ultra Truth is a beautiful contrast of sounds and genres that come together in seemingly natural harmony – with warm yet eerie soundscapes on tracks such as ‘New Faith’, ‘Slow Ball’, ‘Ache’ and “Overflowing with Escape” to more experimental techno rhythms and breakbeats on ‘Superior’, ‘Weak Swordsman’ and “Chaotic Energy”. The journey of sound brings you an ecstatic feeling of boundary-pushing electronics that presents a searing sense of hope.

ultra truth is now available on all streaming platforms.