An eight gigabyte USB drive filled with 6.6 GB audiovisual material, in a handcrafted wooden box, both with magnetic locking mechanisms and laser-engraved art.
- Exclusive, collectors-only bonus track: ANTECRYPT
- Exclusive continuous mix
- 24bit/48Khz original masters in WAV format
- 320 kbps MP3 for various devices
- Music video for “BUBBLES” in high quality standard H264/MP4 format
- BIN/CUE files for burning your own CD and printable cover and tray designs in PDF
- High resolution versions of the album art
We have tried our best to package our content in the most environmentally friendly way possible, minimizing the use of plastics and maximizing the re-usability of the physical medium. While it is not yet feasible to create electronic components out of unprocessed/renewable materials, everything in the package is re-usable without recycling. So if you need a small but neat-looking wooden box for some other purpose, or a USB stick to store more important data on (while hopefully keeping our music on your hard drives or in the cloud), we encourage you to do so.
Includes unlimited streaming of MXW
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
MxW is the newest offering by longtime collaborators Mitoma and Weldroid, on the Soun imprint. Both prolific and highly regarded producers in their own right, the two have been pushing melodic, fragments electro(nic) music for years, often crossing paths with tracks and remixes appearing on labels such as Section27.
MxW brings their sounds together over 7 tracks (or 8 if you count the USB bonus track), and as fans might expect from their distinct sonic personas, the works contain majestic, mournful strings which rise up within spacious, expansive soundscapes. Arpeggiated detuned basslines bubble through the structure; clicks and cuts outline familiar prowling rhythms which nod toward electro but kept deliberately restrained and subdued to allow the subtlety of other details to come through, whether it be disjointed voices and radio chatter on The Well, or broken tonal fragments that coalesce to form a full melodic narrative on tracks like Detonator.
They describe this album “like film music, but one that stands alone and works without foley and picture. Or where these elements are also replaced by sounds and melodic textures.” and yet it remains “very digital, crisp and unforgiving, there is absolutely no lo-fi nostalgia about it.“
Each track unfolds at it’s own pace, with the shortest being around 6 minutes. A work of contrasts between the 2 sonic personas, the limited edition physical USB version provides the biggest contrast of it all, organic versus synthetic: All wooden construction except data storage element from the main electronics manufacturing hub of the world, with NAND memory with extreme data density.
released July 7, 2020
All tracks produced by Mitoma & Weldroid, 2V813 additional production by Andy Paterson.
Mastered by Weldroid