Dance music might serve as a mere utilitarian function to Matt Lange, whose catalog includes releases on Anjunadeep and mau5trap, but despite its downplayed role in his world, he serves it up like a champion.
He comes off a slew of industrial. rock-oriented works as part of an overarching album project to bring us “Are You Am I,” a hypnotic detonator with eerie vocals courtesy of Deniz Reno. We hear the oscillating bassline often present in Lange’s works, accented nicely by cunning synth progressions and equally gripping editing. The piece soon folds into a dystopian, futuristic techno soundscape that wreaks havoc on the dancefloor. Or, when listening at home, it stirs unsettling feelings akin to those conjured by horror movies. Expect to hear it in his coming sets.
“Are You Am I” is now available through Matt Lange’s Isorhythm imprint. Support this independent artist here.