Avision to debut with first album ‘In My Mind’ on Maceo Plex’s Ellum Audio
Avision just announced his debut 13-track long album, In My Mindplanned for the release on the 9th of December on Maceo Plex’s Ellum Audio.
Avision grew up in New York City‘s thriving club scene and is now part of a new generation of techno artists redefining the genre. In just a few years, the American has established himself as a staple on labels such as Drumcode, Machine, and We Are The Brave. His hard-hitting beats have found their way into the record collections of DJs such as Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, and Chris Liebing. Simultaneously, he has performed at venues such as The Brooklyn Mirage and Time Warp in New York, as well as festivals such as Elrow, The BPM Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Dockyards. Now he’s released ‘In My Mind,’ a 13-track album that’s a widescreen artistic statement.
I’m truly proud to share ‘In My Mind’ with the world, as I feel like this is another side of music that people haven’t heard from me. This album touches on a little bit of everything, and I wanted it to represent where I’m from. 90% of the album was written during the time we couldn’t be ourselves and do what we love, but I turned that frustration and disbelief into an album with emotion and meaning. I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome, and I hope everyone enjoys it. – Avision
The album opens with ‘Real Talk,’ which jumps right into a lush wave of Detroit-style techno with a hint of hi-tek soul. With a typically impassioned vocal, Robert Owens, the legendary house vocalist, lights up the deep, driving house drums on ‘Cut The Rope.’ With its oversized hi-hats, nimble bassline, and chattery claps, ‘No Disco‘ keeps the energy levels high, while ‘Baby‘ traps you in metallic techno loops with a playful vocal sample. ‘Ground Rule,’ an atmospheric spoken word interlude about NYC, follows the bright lights of lead single ‘Contrast‘ and grinding peak time weapon ‘In My Mind.’
The album’s second half begins with Xander’s far-sighted cosmic pads on ‘I’ll Take You,’ and immediately transports you to another world. The tense synth loops of interplanetary techno cut ‘Your Soul’ and hands-in-the-air trance energy on ‘Where I Want To Be‘ are both filled with angst. ‘All Night,’ a monstrous wall of rich synth sound over big drums, and ‘Lost Symmetry,’ a more dreamy melodic vibe built on tumbling breakbeats, then relieves the pressure. Over eight minutes of cantering techno and epic synth work, ‘In Your World‘ closes on an upbeat note.
‘In My Mind‘ is a well-crafted and daring album that pushes melodic techno in unexpected directions.