Smax’s track “Frank” from his album “Tome” is like sinking into a bed of static noise. Everything here is incredibly textured and layered and seems scrutinised under a microscope.
Occasionally this can come off as impersonal, but in the case of “Frank”, it lures you deeper, wrapping you in a thick fog of sound.
Smax’s production style certainly isn’t for everyone, but there’s something oddly beautiful about his glitchy, fragmented, underwater electronica that is hypnotising to listen to.
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