Brighton based producer, Alex Banks released his critically acclaimed second album 'Beneath the Surface’ on Mesh in 2019. ‘Beneath the Surface' is a poignant and personal album, an eloquent, cohesive collection of tracks showcasing Banks’s unwavering ability to manipulate sound. The album features two collaborations with Icelandic singer Ásgeir, including lead single ‘Chasms’.
Alex Banks now unveils his latest curated remix EP. ‘Beneath the Surface Remixed Pt.2’ is the second
instalment of album reworks that will be released on Mesh in 2020. Featuring remixes by Max Cooper, Nicolas Bougaïeff, Robot Koch, Ryan Davis and Thomas Ragsdale.
Max Cooper: “It was a treat to get to play with Alex's Spiralling stems myself, and to receive such a great selection of remixes for the label. I focused in on Alex's spiralling synth arpeggio and tried to build something new from that point up, using a lot of synth layers mainly, and keeping it pretty sparse on the percussion to let the synths and pads envelop you. Big thanks to the great Robot Koch, Nicolas Bougaieff, Ryan Davis and
Thomas Ragsdale for the other remixes, hopefully something you'll enjoy in there”.
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It's such a gem, this release! - "Swarm" almost overwhelms me with the abundance of details, but I find the kick that constantly changes to the new, faster tempo and the extremely slowly developing siren synth sound completely lifted. For my taste, opposites come together as skillfully as I was looking for. "Reflect" and "Spike" run into similar open doors to me and I will have a lot of fun listening to them. For sure! Marie Wilhelmine Anders