Music by Leon Leder. Titles by Leon Leder and Evelyn Plaschg. Artwork by Evelyn Plaschg. Mastered by Rashad Becker.
Asfast aka Leon Leder is a master of restrained and concise expression. With his Haiku-esque cuts he is able to delimit a spectrum of emotion, conveying longing, fear and hope whilst staying gripped to a glacial surface. Within this soundscape he integrates various elements of contemporary club-genres - Trap, Grime, Broken Beat - and deconstructs them into crystalized constructions. His mystic harmonies form into Mantra-Loops, which, despite their catchiness, remain strangely elusive. As if it was an extremely purged emotional detox, that translates from Tresillo-Dances to Trance inducing experiences to deliver a harsh wake-up call to our digital generation. Bitter-sweet broken beat poetics shifting between mournful farewells and fearless blashphemy.
Ventil Records 2024