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litüus - 2236 S Wentworth Ave
"Sparse and reflective, the Chicago native’s work occupies a curious space on the periphery of the Techno genre. By stripping back the music to all but its most vital elements - most notably the Sequence, but at the same time maintaining a sense of urgency in its articulation, Litüus crafts exquisite, ghostly shadows of busier, more fleshed out material. Neither intro nor outro, but rather suspended in some middling point of formation - what remains is a remarkably pure examination of minimalist, experimental synthesis.

The enigmatic producer first appeared on the label with19805.-19905 - a collection of reduced hardware sequences released on cassette and 12” in 2015 and 2236 s Wentworth ave continues in much the same vein, though perhaps exploring a marginally more traditionally ‘musical’ sentiment. Nods to 1970’s sound designer Irv Teibel’s Environments series sit alongside more overtly contemporary structures, and the mood shifts gently across the recordings - from a low slung, pulsing anxiety to a gentler serenity via heavily ring modulated bells and spring reverbs; softly warping percussion and careful bandpass filtering.

Litüus creates music that is geared neither towards home listening nor the dance floor, but that exists somewhere in between - quite where exactly remains part of the the artist’s undeniable allure."

litüus - 19805. -_ 19905,
Previously associated with Brave Mysteries, Notice Recordings & Marzuka Editions, Chicago native Connor Camburn AKA Lituus joins Avian for a collection of pulsing modular sketches.

As Brewer draws a line under Avian offshoot Mira and it’s explicitly more experimental output, records like that of Camburn are set to become more common within the catalogue of the main label. Despite the obviously more leftfield content, from a textural and compositional point of view, 19805_19905 is not so different from that which precedes it in the Avian discography. At once both entrancing and deeply uncomfortable, there are easy parallels drawn with both Shifted & Sigha’s own work with modular synthesis.

“(I looked to) express ideas of the unravelling or "de-composition" of musical or architectural spaces through musical forms imagined as inverted contours and negative spaces.""

Agnes - 012016002001