Klahrk & Roxas tear experimental bass music apart & put it back together again in the crunchy chaos of ‘Ulya’s Misery’

, 31 May 2019
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Klarhk & Roxas are releasing album QUAVIS via London’s Activia Benz on June 14, with preview track ‘Ulya’s Revenge’ premiering on AQNB today. The cross-continental duo is made up of Argentinian producer Roxas and UK WARE collective co-founder Klarhk, who’ve been working together under the quavis moniker—now the title of their debut LP—since 2016.

As one of a slew of projects taking part in the Minecraft-specific music event Fire Festival, while being deeply embedded in the experimental bass scene on Soundcloud, Klarhk & Roxas’ album was produced over a 22-month period. Tracks like ‘asphyxia feat. keloid’, ‘mirroring’ and ‘hypertension’ are heavy with chaotic dynamics and crunchy sampling, while ‘ulya’s memory’ travels on a guitar line that is distorted, muted and blown-out in turns, before being led on a groovy jazz melody that’s broken apart, over and over again.**

Klarhk & Roxas’ QUAVIS album is out via London’s Activia Benz on June 14, 2019.

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