Pletnev - Aztec Code / Daywalker

Pletnev - Aztec Code / Daywalker

FLEETING WAX

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In recent times Alex Pletnev has been firmly establishing himself with an array of works from from cold wave edits, through gorgeous adaptations of African music to tribal techno originals. He joins us as Pletnev for 'Aztec Code / Daywalker', a 12” that effortlessly combines his abundant and numerous influences in order to sonically transport listeners to far-off and unexpected places.
'Aztec Code' is purely for the dance. Inspired by the fat kicks and live bass lines of the Big Beat era, Pletnev works up a sweat with a jumping beat with African percussion and a charismatic vocal that seems to call out from between the lush palm fronds of somewhere steamy. Tenderly crafted with samples taken from a selection of original records, one-shots, drum layers and melodic licks are treated and mixed, giving rise to a warm, lush atmosphere.
On the flip, 'Daywalker' is a completely original, synthesised outing. A sleazy lead line charms and slithers upwards between layers of syncopated tabla, amid a sultry acidic groove. The tune spins and twists around this central Eastern theme, continually evolving as layers of detailed percussion and ad-libbed melodies subtlely intensify the tone.
Sound artist Eva Geist joins Fleeting Wax label head Mehmet Aslan to collaborate on a remix of 'Daywalker'. Here the pair intuitively create a sonic bridge between the two originals. Their hazy rework dubs out some electronic elements, adding contorted sound design, distant vocals, lo-fi samples and an Italo-esque bass, leading to a colourful and mysterious incantation.