Ox7f – Lost In The Ultraschall [Mountain Series]
After the successful debut in 2021 with Holchin’s “Muzea EP” alongside Vadim Oslov on remix duties, Mountain Series returns with its second limited vinyl-only instalment in the form of “Lost In The Ultraschall” EP signed by German artist Ox7f. Arriving in only 300 copies with no repress announced, the record is mastered by Alex Font while the artwork is carefully crafted by Hannah-Clare de Gordun.
Stefan Klaas aka 0x7f started making music at the age of 16 with a Roland MC-303/XP-10, Yamaha QY-70 and, a few years later, a couple of Korg Electribes. He also experimented with 8bit chiptunes using an old Commodore C64 and other analogue machines, releasing his works via labels like Micromusic or Psychosomatic. His current style explores a mix of subtle minimal techno and deep melodic sounds with a unique twist of incorporating his own field recordings into choppy rhythms or atmospheric crackling textures.
In early 2007 he co-founded 31337 Records along with Sebastian Guth and Philip Steger as a platform for like-minded artists from all over the world to share their ideas and visions of minimal electronic music. A few years later, in 2014, the sublabel Abandoned Audio was launched as a collective art project focused on unconventional sound design (experimental, ambient, electroacoustic, dub), interdisciplinary collaborations and multimedia research.
On Side A we find “Gruner Raum”, a steady-paced composition powered by a driving pulsating rhythm, a trembling hum that elegantly combines with the bassline and constantly builds tension, wobbling effects and sharp synth stabs that add extra flavour to the whole journey.
On the flipside “Rampant” drops a bass-laden sound where grainy textures and washed melodies intertwine with toned-down broken beats and spacious breakdowns while “Flokati” closes the record with a hypnotic sonic affair focused on its meandering drumming patterns and fuzzy chords that incorporate subtle jazzy influences.
Pre-order your copy of Lost In The Ultraschall EP at deejay.de.