Eaves, entitled Verloren-the first release inits post-Purple Tape Pedigree incarnation. With the combination of his academic history in architecture and long-time interest in the internet both being inextricable from his music-making, this album sees the Brooklyn-based producer placing a lens to the relationship we have with digital environments -operating in the uncanny valley in which we seem to find ourselves.
Using last year’s GORILLA as a conceptual and sonic blueprint, Verloren, or “lost” in German, progresses from the former's four movements and examines our role as a detached audience on a macro level. These 16 tracks continue to explore the relationship between sound and physical structure.
This time, Eaves drifts through fictional representations of our world in the future, finding that our present day seems to mimic them. Verloren exists in a liminal zone, where the screen tears and everything is greyed-out and blurry. Although there is a sense of fleeting chaos throughout, each track seems to sonically map out a landscape within this cataclysmic sphere as Eaves travels across it.
Ruin, memory, and the role speculative projections play in the way we interact with these concepts is central to Verloren, as is attempting to understand how we process all of this emotionally. Strings and synths swell over ominous beats, mysterious human-like sounds are buried under layers of sonic bombardments.
Eaves also interprets Verloren as a warning -“if reality mimics our ominous, fictional projections of the future, it’s clear that our current systems aren’t resisting as much as they should be; orperhaps we will always follow the fictions we create.
1. New Babylon
6. Burial Moth
10. Crop Ruin
11. Linthen Heap
13. Seas 2
15. Manual Children