Endless Illusion keep things local as Czech duo and long-time collaborators Aliver and label founder Exhausted Modern converge on the Prague-based imprint’s latest white label offering. Our pick is ‘Beta Pictoris’, a track named after the second brightest star in a constellation located 63.4 light years from our own Solar System. As to be expected, themes of sci-fi and the cosmos go beyond the title, infiltrating the track from nebulous, delay-soaked chords to the constantly shifting sonic scenery almost reminiscent of solar activity. Operating at a cruising pace rather than going full-throttle, Exhausted Modern traverses alien landscapes in his own time, dialling up the atmosphere in measured increments as the track builds layer-by-layer.
The Hoax EP is out June 20th on Endless Illusion – pre-order direct from the label.