Experimental electronic music creators have a long history of shrouding themselves in mystery (see; the relaxed yet purposeful obscurantism of musicians like Aphex Twin) but Birmingham producer Xeno_ is refreshingly explicit in his personal commitment and passion for the music he’s been creating. His second release, ‘Seanachaí’, is a creation in tribute to both his father and mother, and is seemingly as much a project of personal exploration as an attempt to release music for others to enjoy. This LP beautifully blends elements of dark ambience, glitch hop and wonky IDM to form an expansive piece of rich and engaging electronic music. Released on February 29th Seanachí is a ‘sonic diary’ worth checking out.
Favourite tracks; Parallax Error, Carichoma, Skeletal #2 and Siante.