The Swiss label gives Greek producer Tsampikos Fronas the platform to debut his new project.
Zurich-based Lux Rec never seem to dwell that long between releases and as we as we descend into the second quarter of this year it seems about time for the label’s next move. The steely sounds of Tsampikos Fronas’ Πρόσωπο project is who Lux Rec have called upon following Gavin Russom’s Psychic Decolonization EP, recently described by Richard Brophy as “darker and deeper than his previous releases.” The Greek script of Fronas’ alias in fact reads as Prosopo which translates to Face, with the man behind the project better known as June. Fans of the Toronto label Suction will know June from the Dominion LP he released with them last year, whilst 2015 also saw Fronas contribute to a killer Concept 1210 compilation alongside the likes of Traxx, Credit 00 and others for the June label he operates with Trenton Chase.
Following two other releases on Lux Rec sub-label MRT, Fronas will introduce his Πρόσωπο project with a six-track self-titled LP due out, naturally, at the end of June. Available to stream in its entirety below, the LXRC27 teems with the sound of analogue hardware production with “Δύναμη” (“Force”) or par with Paul Woolford’s “Erotic Discourse” in its lurid use of flanging synth lines. The music overall however is fully charged with a new kind of muscle that’s more suited to biker bars and illicit underground spaces than it is for the spruced up warehouse space.
Lux Rec will release Πρόσωπο by Πρόσωπο on June 27.
1. Παρουσία (Presence)
2. Πήγασος (Pegasus)
3. Πρόσωπο (Face)
4. Δύναμη (Force)
5. Καταφύγιο (Shelter)
6. Απουσία (Absence)
Lux Rec on Juno