The new release from Secretsundaze off-shoot SZE comes from Dublin-based artist, and former Twisted Pepper resident, Sias (aka Frank B). Featuring four tracks of experimental techno & electro, As We Are is the third Sias record, following last year’s Milk Harbour on Jheri Tracks and Office Of Public Works on Farbwechsel.
As We Are is the opener and title track of the EP. Measured kick drums, energetic snares and broken synth lines are coupled with treated samples and a melodic breakdown. Next up is Olec, a bright and kaleidoscopic stroll through the sounds of electro, with a nervous disposition. The B-side kicks off with Colourless Green Ideals. Rattling sub-bass, a barking sample and swirling synths take us to dizzying heights. The final track, Valadon, evokes an early Aphex vibe with a frenzy of bleeping, buzzing and chomping…not for the faint hearted.