Plate De is releasing EP Fox In Closure via Brussels’ Slagwerk on July 25, with preview track ‘Vissersduel’ premiering on AQNB today. The record by the duo—consisting production by Dennis Vanderauwera and vocals by Quinten Struyven—is the second release on the the Belgian multidisciplinary collective and label, who also dropped ssaliva‘s Unshielded EP earlier this year.
Fox In Closure‘s four tracks come with a printed USB card, featuring bonkers futuristic sound creation delivered through a self-proclaimed “borderline anti-aesthetic”. This comes through in the chaotic sampling and bipolar compositional thread that sees the track listing pass within the gamut of sonic debris—looping and scrambled chorale samples, heavy pitching, thudding beats, robotic spoken word. ‘Vissersduel’ starts out as the most put-together piece, as it floats through Struyven’s deep-voiced hum, atmospherics and a cycling harp melody before ending on a surprise hypnagogic house, disco and funk deviation.**