Boundary – Opticamente Avanzando [Secretsundaze]

Secretsundaze continue their quest to uncover amazing new music with the signing of exciting young Dominican artist Boundary. At just 19 years old Boundary aka Josué Suero makes music that is brimming full of ideas and influences that belie his young age.

The four track ‘Interlazados’ EP showcases Boundary’s melodic sensibilities and ear for a killer rhythm. You could listen to the tracks on this EP and be mistaken for thinking this is an artist who has maybe been lost in the throes of extended Villalobos DJ set or the deep pads of old Sun Electric records, but as an artist who is an outsider to the European dance scene, his inspiration comes from closer to home.

As Boundary explains, these comes from a fascination with video game music, his first real gateway to electronic music:

“For this EP I was interested to see if I could hit close to the feelings I have when I listen to certain video game music, how I could convey the amazing and deep storytelling in these songs. I really wanted them to feel like a ride/adventure. ‘Opticamente Avanzando’ (‘Optically Advancing’ in English) for me is like a venture into a machine that analyses a bunch of electronic music genres and it outputs as many different variations of these genres it can, each with their own little quirk/details, creating something unique in the process.”

You can definitely hear these influences in ‘Opticamente Avanzando’ which unwinds over 12 minutes of deep, mesmeric melodic, contemplative electronica with hints of ’90s UK rave influences. Check the grins when the killer bassline drops halfway through!

The glossy melodies, jazzy motifs and hip-tugging bass of ‘OP.AV’ and the breakbeat house of ‘Interlazados’ channel more lo-fi, ambient house influences but all sent through that unique Boundary filter. Finally, the brain-warming, hypnagogic, tempo-changing rhythms of ‘Planos de Ausencia Casualidad’ could be the EP highlight and recalls the work of Lone and Actress.

With previous releases on LA based label Point Records and Paris’ Third Try label (Axel Boman, SFV Acid), Boundary’s emergence represents a promising prospect for the electronic music world, and ‘Interlazados’ another essential release on Secretsundaze.