New album from Thavius Beck

Thavius Beck – Amber Embers Volume 1

Thavius Beck gives his fans their first recorded taste of the minimal, hard-hitting, and dance-centric version of his music that’s previously only been displayed in his DJ sets at clubs around the world with Amber Embers Volume 1. Atop a chopped and buried vocal sample, “In Excess” harkens to the early days of Detroit techno with its handclap-propelled beat and disorienting synth tone. Over a funky, progressive bass line, “En Route” subverts a well-worn James Brown vocal loop and a crystalline, spiraling arpeggio into a final product that’s downright menacing. “Prague to Dresden Train Delay” is a slow burner that segues from cutups into a pulsing and uplifting section of sawtooth synths. “Thavihaus” evokes German-style minimalism reminiscent of the tech-house for which German label Kompakt is famous. The Amber Embers series brings a welcome perspective on the nuances of Thavius Beck’s sound.