Alps 2 are an outfit with pedigree: as performers they’ve toured with Maribou State; as individuals, they have released on Ralph Lawson’s 2020 Vision and Fatboy Slim’s Southern Fried Records. And as a collective, they’ve launched Selby Soul, receiving support from Radio 6 Music. Now, Ad Hoc Records proudly presents Alps 2 on Burnt EP, alongside Manchester legend, Goddard, on remix duties.
Burnt EP is a showcase of ambient mastery – a wistful folktronic collage akin to the mellower stylings of Four Tet, Seb Wildblood and Ross From Friends. Listen for an eternally poised array of mesmeric shuffles and eclectic vocal chops that hint at its creators’ genre-skipping technical expertise.
Slipping between states of rhythmic formality (Duck Tape) and freeform soundscapes (Empting), Burnt EP vibrates on multiple levels. Threads of hip hop and lo-fi house (Burnt) embroider the tracklisting, uncovering a finessed sound that is at once both mellowed and full of intent.