Palence shares ‘Scarp’ from upcoming album ‘Telophase’
London-based recording artist and soundscape composer PALENCE is releasing his new EP Telophase on the 1st September via THE PLAYGROUND Records.
Found objects and a 1971 Tandberg 4000X reel to reel player (given to him by his grandfather) make up the basis of the EP’s percussive sounds. Running his 1981 Gibson ES-335 through his reel to reel and splicing individual notes into short stabs, SavanhPhaophanit recycled the noises and drenched them with reverb to create bespoke atmospheric synth-like sounds.
PALENCE annexes musical elements from a plethora of genres including Ambient, Post-Rock, IDM and 90s Hip Hop. Inspired by post-rock and slowcore melodies, PALENCE cites influences such as Explosions In The Sky and Low, as well as the likes of artists such as Aphex Twin, Duster, Bluetile Lounge, drip-133 to name a few.
Telophase incorporates Lo-fi ambience, meticulously tweaked drum patterns, hand-crafted sounds, and array of customised synths which collectively aim for a sound reminiscent of Boards of Canada’s warm analogue compositions. Ultimately, the amalgam of sounds contained within this distinctive five track EP clearly indicate that for Phaophanit, longevity and innovation are held as fundamental priorities when it comes to his work.