Mastered by Andrew Weathers. Art, layout and design by Dustin Bowen.
Known for her prolific output exploring the outer reaches of house, techno, ambient music and hip hop, Chicago-based artist Zvrra has released a cumulative masterwork with Array of Light out November on Whited Sepulchre Records. Taking its cues from the ice caves and crystals that adorn the album’s cover, Zvrra’s work on Array of Light refracts as it travels out from the source. Taking many shapes at once, the five tracks that make up Array of Light bend flowing drones and ambient melodies between driving, four-on-the-floor house beats that speak to her Chicago lineage. Interwoven throughout are cavernous percussive fills that sound as if they are speaking from deep within the earth and hi-hat patterns that mark time with cicada-like waves of movement. Array of Light folds in organic sounds and processes them into an eerie simulacrum of themselves – a mood that is held in perfect tension throughout – a nocturnal dance record that sounds like ice shattering underfoot, acid bass lines pulsating wildly from some distant cavern and the sounds of tectonic plates slipping underneath each other at 120 bpm.
As a follow up to her widely regarded album Flow State, Array of Light delves deeper into the steady techno pulse and gorgeous overtones of that record. Flow State introduced Zvrra to a wider audience... more