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BDNX004: The Snake That Eats Itself LP by Aquarian


Canadian born, Berlin based producer Aquarian makes his full length album debut The Snake That Eats Itself on Bedouin Records. This record follows his collaborative EPs with Deapmash as 'AQXDM" and is his first solo release since his 2016 experimental mixtape for Quiet Time. Nearly five years in the making, The Snake That Eats Itself is Aquarian's most complex, diverse and emotive work to date, plunging his trademark UK sound-system / techno hybrids into a self-contained, cinematic universe streaked with heavy influences from industrial, IDM, drone and dark pop music. Written in Brooklyn, New York, in a deeply transitional, yet seemingly endless period preceding his relocation to Berlin,the title of the album refers to the Ouroboros, a mythological serpent symbolizing the cycle of birth and death and infinity itself. The Snake That Eats Itself pits Aquarian's most abrasive and brutal moments next to his most wistful and introspective. Viscerally thick layers of tape saturation envelop the album as sludgy synths ooze against brittle atmospheres; breakbeats fragment, explode and disintegrate into swarms of delay and noise; scorched, metallic percussion - sampled from a year-long demolition and construction project next to his apartment - forge the rhythmic backbone of the album. These elements, however, seamlessly make way to startlingly crystalline and shimmering ambient passages, offering a sense of reprieve and balance.

Format: 2LP & Digital Art direction and a collaborative live A/V show by acclaimed artist and researcher Sougwen Chung

T R A C K L I S T 1. End Credits 2. Blood Sugar 3. Sketch 2 (Song for D.O.U.G.) 4. Ouroboros 5. Tarp2 6. New York, An Eternity 7. Hate Is A Strong Word (Part 1) 8. Hate is A Strong Word (Bruxist Part 2) 9. Letting Go At Arm's Length 10. 365 Days And Counting Selected Press: ’The Death and Rebirth of Aquarian’ Electronic Beats ’Murkey ambient meets industrial percussion in Aquarian’s debut LP’ The Vinyl Factory

‘The Snake That Eats Itself is a hybrid of techno, industrial and dark pop sounds’ Mixmag Asia

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