An excellent four-track EP from up-and-coming talent Asa with remixes from Culprate and Gatekeeper. From eponymous opener "Sweeter Things", all trickling Burial meets Phaeleh type beats, to collab with Bristol duo Koan Sound "Kaneda", it's an eclectic and expansive display of production skill here. Along the way are "Digital Alchemy" - an atmospheric piece with menacing undertones and "Skruella" - a strumming, guitar laden piece with chopped up Ramadanman like vocal snippets. Remixes of the aforementioned "Digital Alchemy" by Culprate, who adds a more chirpy, upbeat interpretation, and "Kaneda" by dubstep don Gatekeeper, complete the package.
Melancholy electronica with a garage soul, backed with remixes from Culprate and Bristol's Gatekeeper. 'Sweeter Things' gives a heavy nod to Burial with a collage of cinematic samples and diva vocals woven into crisp 2-step, while 'Digital Alchemy' is more on the old-skool Vex'd tip and 'Skruella' nods to Mount Kimbie. Highlight, the liquid soul of 'Kaneda' comes backed with a dynamic Gatekeeper refix.
Some strong Burial vibes emitting from this one. It‘s all very dark and gloomy here, with synth pads like early morning fog swirling around industrial garage rhythms while far away some beautiful Bjork elves are singing forgotten folk songs about alien landings. Quite beautiful.
Eric from afromonk -
Asa is a dj and producer out of Southampton, UK. I’d say that he is probably my favorite producer right now when it comes to the chill side of glitch and dubstep music. The detail that he uses in his production is absolutely mind blowing and the composition is stunningly beautiful. When I’m having a stressful day, I’ll throw on my headphones and listen to Asa’s music and it instantly calms me and puts a smile on my face