Adamant is the result of 12 months of isolated studio time by Thomas Feriero AKA Avatism. His thirteen track debut LP was released on Berlin’s Vakant at the end of the October and it’s achieved high acclaim.
Having established himself as a technically sound producer with previous EPs on Vakant and Dumb Unit, Thomas was determined to push and explore the realms of his music style with this album. By spending 12 months dedicated to creating Avatism and wanting to achieve something different, he took a different approach:
“I imposed mandates on myself while making it: The tracks (the music, at least) had to be written in a day. “Written”, not mixed, arranged or produced, simply “written” and even though I was convinced the album was going into a different/wrong direction approximately 292829 times while making it I decided to follow through on all the musical parts that I developed in these one day cycles.”
Thomas has clearly gone through each track with a fine toothed comb and this most evident in the percussion; there’s so much detail within each track that you can’t help but be immersed and the unique & catchy beats featured in tracks like ‘Different Spaces’ and ‘Bitter Reminiscence’ had us tapping along instantly.
Adamant shoots off on a whole load of tangents throughout – minimal techno, abstract electronic, bassy, melodic. All of which combine to create something deep and mysterious that only 12 months of isolated studio time could produce.
There’s a wonderful mix of tracks – take opening track ‘Adamant’ for example – a downright trippy, electronic, bass infused beast to kick things off. Compare this to ‘Curtains’ however and you’re faced with a slower paced track led by punchy percussion and a disjointed electronic melody.
It’s an album that sounds better and better after each listen, and one we’d certainly reccomend. Get the complete stream below.