Alobhe is releasing album Silicon via Neoprimitive on January 14, with preview track ‘Doping with Impurities’ premiering on AQNB today. It’s the first record from the Berlin-based artist since their 2017 EP State Space, which highlighted their penchant for hybridizing industrial sonics.
Silicon continues Alobhe’s exploration into the distorted club, alluding to environments dispossessed in the advent of technology. The track titles reference chemical compounds, each one breaking into swaths of noisy soundscapes and beats. Elvin Brandhi joins ‘Doping with Impurities’ for a briefly forgiving yet equally ominous ambient reprieve, their violin samples scratching through Alobhe’s liminal atmospherics. It’s the kind of track that forces dissociation even in its most tender moments.**