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ARTIST
TITLE
Senex
FORMAT
3LP

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MLP 007LP MLP 007LP
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RELEASE DATE
2/21/2020

The drum and bass chart-topping artist, Current Value, whose tunes are often a staple of Aphex Twin's performances, returns to Methlab Recordings with his Senex album, which features 21 of his most technical and innovative sonic works on the like-minded label. A twin release with its more upfront and riotous cousin Puer delivered via Souped Up Recordings (2019), Senex displays its half of the Current Value sound with an expansive array of sonic sequences marked by their forward-thinking sonic character and the singular timbres for which Current Value is known. Early in the album's span come the glittering arpeggios of "Megacity", which filter downwards above the bassline pursuit that plays out beneath their fluttering rays. Further in, "Dismantle" deconstructs a set of classic rhythms before reshaping them within the milieu of its hazy pads under the pressure of its mechanical low frequency generator. An Elysian piano melody wafts through the opening percussion of "Friendly Takeover" and therein masks the brutalist companion frequencies that await within the track's second section. "Access Point" surges within a stream of bit-crushed binary at the albums third quarter, and opens the way for the enigmatically warped sonics that course through the album's final sections and flow within the depths of its void-borne closing track, "Crystal Ball". With Senex, Current Value delivers one half of his joint 11th and 12th albums as he explores his most experimental sonic leanings to both a further breadth and depth than ever before upon the Methlab Recordings label.