Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, ADI has steadily developed a reputation as a driving force for raw, stripped-back electronic sounds on her home turf and across the globe. In 2018 ADI launched Automagically alongside partner Theories, a platform for music and art that has welcomed and collaborated with artists like Unai Trotti, Francesco Del Garda, Audio Werner and many more. Here we see ADI delivering her debut album via Belgium’s Basic Moves, a project that’s been two years in the making and was born out of a friendship between label boss Michiel Claus aka Walrus, the pair initially met while he was on tour in Colombia and again when ADI toured Europe, the pair have been developing this album ever since.
Across the eight track collection, which will come as a 2×12’’ and 7’’ vinyl release, ADI delivers the culmination of all of her musical experiences over the years.
Opener ‘Output’ sets the tone with warbling synth line, bumpy off-kilter drums and hazy atmospherics. ‘Break It Down For You’ follows next fusing skippy jazz leaning drums with spoken word vocals and a gritty bass hook. May 1 Loop 111 follows next, which ADI explains is like ‘a word game and reflects the feeling of being looped within ones self (habits, mindsets, thoughts). ‘Indefinite Recession’ follows, laying down an IDM tinged five and half minute, piecing together dynamic drums, winding resonant synths and choppy bass stabs.
‘Mad Love’ follows next, again exploring ADI’s more jazz-tinged minimal aesthetic via skippy broken drums, warbling Rhodes and spoken word voices. ‘War Outside’ follows, retaining a similary stripped-back aesthetic with hazy ethereal pads, low-slung percussin and intricately evolving melodies. Up first on to the 7’’ part of the release is ‘Over’ a nod to instrumental hip hop with dusty breaks, chopped samples and mind altering melodies before ‘Beginning’ wraps things up courtesy of warped subs, crunchy drums and an amalgamation of tripped-out jazz samples.