King Deluxe is pleased to bring you our third release from the talented young Siberian artist Aleph, now based in Saint Petersburg.
“…The promise of “somewhere else” is just as important in the August release from Aleph (Ivan Erofeev), originally from Omsk. Thanks to the help of Canada’s excellent King Deluxe label, Aleph has announced a fresh EP, “Fourth Way.” The title is presumably a reference to Petr Uspenskii’s study of global faiths, conducted in search of an alternative belief system, made from a synthesis of all existing models. In other words, Uspenskii held that the Sufi, Hindu/Sikh, and Christian/Buddhist heritages could be merged. This grand gesture was based on the conviction that those three religious groupings all conceive of their tenets – respectively – through the symbolic figures of a fakir, yogi, and monk. Those three biographical and spiritual models could be interwoven, perhaps, in a fourth synthetic system.
An elusive object of desire was both (admittedly) far and the focus of much attention…”
“Brukken IDM/EDM from Canada’s King Deluxe label. Four tracks of chopped drumfunk and squealing synths a la Lorn with bleepy nods to Zomby and the jazzy flourishes of Shigeto.”