Cognitive Dissonance is the first solo release from Berlin producer XIL, of the electro-performance duo HYENAZ. The two-track single, despite its foreboding title, is a forcefield of cosmic electronica.
The title track is built around a mallet riff that cycles in rounds. There is warmth present, generous bass, deep saturated strings but coldness as well, the sound of grinding glass tuned into a melancholy melody. Emerging from the mist, a lonely pitched down vocal croons longingly.
Esoteric Urn is a prayer delivered over a waxy, grit-speckled bassline. High hats sizzle as if on fire, a siren like synth rises and falls over an organic horizon.
Written and Produced by XIL.
High Definition Mastering by Bartłomiej Kuźniak @