With a lifetime of instrumental instruction and a storied progressive trance career through the Airi moniker under his belt, Tokyo-based producer Felix Ando has succeeded in carving out his own personal slice of the auditory hemisphere. Having grown increasingly interested in downtempo rhythms and an expanded sound design palette, he's pivoted to releasing a new spate of tracks under his real name, and exploring a new chapter and territory in his ongoing musical development.
His adoptive style is accentuated by his precision compositions in combination with novel production choices, culminating in his latest release; New Morning exemplifies matter over might, with a strong focus on the space between texture and tone. Applying the clear-coated aesthetic of soundsystem music to the animated nuance of glitch effects, Felix Ando achieves a balance between impact and intent. Touching on tempos from hip-hop, to breakbeat, to more ephemeral speeds, the record blends a heterogeneous mixture of electronic music into a homogeneous narrative of tracks. As such, New Morning is a choice addition to any discerning audiophile's collection, demonstrating Felix Ando's affinity for design and composition in previously uncharted territory.
released February 9, 2021
Produced, mixed and mastered by Felix Ando.
Artwork by PJK Fractals