- Release Date 2019-10-18
- Label Dekmantel
- Catalog DKMNTL071
Time is the longest distance preaches the qualities that brought Antinotes Epsilove to the distinguished status she has today. It is the sound of chic dancers, shuffling-together leisurely under neon lights, pressing against each other along to nostalgic acid basslines, interstellar synths, and dreamy, cinematic vocals. Rich with harmony, emotion, and cold-wave sensuality. Sea Snakes pulses faster under a Drexciyan dream-state, painting kaleidoscopic motifs, as the 808 rattles out multi-paced tempos, driving levels of uncompromising Detroit velocities, through to Lynchian-mirror-world listlessness. Its an acid-acid test of colourful, pulsing electro.
On the remixes are fellow Parisians Ali Bobo (Bruits De La Passion) and Shelter (Bigwax Records), who rework Time is the longest distance into something more sinister, reflecting the dystopic IDM aesthetics of early Rephlex Records with playful, darkened electronics. The more elusive pairing of French producer HAJJ (Dawn Records) and Lastrack (BFDM) meanwhile, team up to turn Sea Snakes into something that harkens towards the world of Warp-like experimental and progressive contemporary post-trap, and breakbeats.
"A dix metres sous moi, l'eau invisible. Entre l'eau et la brume, pas de frontiere, la brume aussi lourde que l'eau, l'eau aussi irreelle que la brume. Passage dans un autre monde, transition par une osmose ou toute forme ancienne est desagregee et dissoute. Raymond Abellio, Heureux les Pacifiques (1946)