Harlem electronic producer VHVL recently delivered her EVN project, a 26 minute sonic sojourn released on Leaving Records. The first single from EVN is “0008,” an ethereal composition that transfixes as much as it just thumps at junctures.
Starting off with solitary synths and a gnashing drum, “0008”gives off airs of an uptempo dance record before lush, ominous textures emerge. An almost gaseous effect immediately consumes the production while a lead melody slithers out of a sanguine synth.
The track masterfully manipulates soft, bright tones to craft a pensive work. The mood of the track feels like flying over an idyllic oasis—that’s uninhabitable because of nuclear waste.
EVN, available now (in a beautiful cassette case), is a fair showcase of VHVL’s skillset.“0008” is a particularly strong offering which proves her a burgeoning master of texture, weaving together atmospheric, methodical sounds that float above the sparse-yet-nifty drum work. And to think she surmised no one would care about it on Twitter.
EVN is available at the Stones Throw online store. You can stream “0008” below.