Holldën announces his ‘Interzone’ EP
If “Infinity Pools” was the sun-drenched fantasy of Kuiper Noise’s — Holldën‘s own imprint — techno arsenal, “Interzone” is its rowdier flipside, a muscular culmination to the Portuguese artist’s back-to-back foray into self-released material. And its intentions are made abundantly clear from the get-go: to deploy the sort of sophisticated mayhem on the floor Holldën is becoming increasingly known for.
But where “Infinity Pools” was edgy on the sidelines and dramatic in the core, “Interzone” is unabashedly confrontational in the narrative it serves, leaving little room for reveries, particularly in the first couple of opening tracks — an onslaught of badass whip-fest methodically designed to keep the sweat running.
Not that Holldën abandons his groove zone altogether, providing the listener with classy harmonies later on on “Trick Lip”, which seamlessly blend with the slick drum arrangements holding the track together. Just as, in typical style, he sends the party home with a finely weaved modular jam, propped up by a merciless pace, and thrown into intriguing heights by a synthesized loop that crashes the track about midway through and never let’s go until its final breath.
With Interzone, Holldën takes another step forward in cementing his reputation as a skilled and defying purveyor of killer floor tracks.