Glass Figure – States EP

Describe the record in five words.
Contrasted. Grey. Dark. Metallic. Bittersweet

What is it about this record that will appeal to the fans?
Maybe the melodic side that we always aim for.. And the acid pattern of “Solid State”. Maybe not…

How does it differ from your last release?
It’s probably more melodic than the Modulate Ep, maybe more contrasted also. We have chosen to open and close the ep with short ambient tracks so that a kind of story could be told.

What was the inspiration for this release?
Life, SSL compressors, Drexciya, Italo disco, Vangelis

If you had the chance to play this in any club, which would it be?
Berghain definitely


Artist: Glass Figure
Title: States EP
Label: Zone
Release: March 2nd 2015
Cat. No. Zone21

Gesaffelstein and The Hacker’s label, Zone now turns to emergent duo Glass Figure for their next off kilter EP, ‘States’, before they serve up a debut LP later in the year.

The duo behind Glass figure have been making music together since 2010. They started catching up on the internet at the MySpace era, sending each other Reason files and track ideas before crafting their first EP, ‘Brightside of House’. Torn between a dark and dreamy house and electro/EBM sound, they have released on Boyz Noize, have played live, toured Europe and, in 2014, released the Modulate Your Love Ep as picked up by artists such as Maelstrom, David Carreta, Miss Kittin, Djedjotronic and more.

On their latest release, opener ‘They Came At Night’ is a moody bit of ambient with classical keys and rusty pads panning all around you. Heavy, doom laden kick land once or twice to make it all the more ominous an opener. Next up ‘Solid State’ is a skewed analogue affair with squiggling acid, mad synthesised sounds, chattering percussion and deep drones that manages to be perfectly freaky.

‘Cold Eyes’ then marries rubbery, punchy drums to pixelated, blistered synth modulations and comes over as a dystopian deep house track with a killer bassline before ‘Love And Hate’ marries throwback r&b vocals with more proud bass, metallic, 80s influenced synth patterns and a subtle electro groove. Lastly, ‘After They Left’ closes out the stylistically coherent ride with a sombre, downbeat and pensive mood that is riddled with quiet arps, glassy keys and celestial pads. Twinkling like it does, this one really speaks to the future.

As you would expect from this label, ‘States’ is a perfectly synth heavy and curveball EP that is filled with creative flow and dance floor go.

1. They Came At night
2. Solid State
3. Cold Eyes
4. Love and Hate
5. After they left

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