Premiere: A1 – Asael Weiss – First Floor [SVR001]

Asael Weiss record sleeve

Sous-Vide Records have been busy since the launch of their label last year. Already several releases in on Bandcamp, the Norwegian imprint is now set to launch a vinyl only platform. Welcome steps in a country that currently has a rather modest minimal scene. Asael Weiss of Tel Aviv supplies the first edition of the catalogue, backing the SVR resolve to spread the music and grow the community.

By night, in more ordinary times you might find Weiss residing as resident at world-renowned club The Block. By day, he could be making music. Already he has featured on Moss Co and Little Helpers, as well as several collaborations with fellow Tel Avivian Stephan Bazbaz, who recently featured on The Source music tutorials.

Weiss begins the SVR wax journey with ‘First Floor’. Deep and mysterious, sporting a mild tempo, scratching synths lead the exploration into darker realms. As the electricity growls with increased vigor, the sensation from the sound becomes tantalising. This organic, unassuming contact from alternate life forms is weird but wonderful.

Support comes from a gently simmering bassline and uncomplicated percussion, sporting echoing bongos that create a cavernous setting.

The cryptic conversation continues into ‘K06’, led by an ever-present rumbling that comes this time supported with a slender groove. ‘K03’ might be the most hypnotising of the bunch, the increased pace bringing with it more serious drive. RQZ closes the record with that Romanian flair in which he is so well versed, adding the rolling groove and an injection of the atmospheric.

Buy the record from or Juno, due for release on 29th January. Sous-Vide Records are also doing a giveaway on their Instagram page, where you can win a copy of the vinyl release as well as downloads of their Bandcamp back catalogue.

More info on Asael Weiss
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More info on Sous-Vide Records
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