Listen to Asdasfr Bawd's new EP as he talks about each track for us

Listen to Asdasfr Bawd's new EP as he talks about each track for us

His debut EP is an electronic journey to remember.

Asdasfr Bawd (pronouced az-das-a-fah bor-d) is making some seriously great left-field but not too left-field electronica right now. Half contemporary minimalist classical composer, half footwork, post dub producer, Alex Clayton (to his parents) has just released a sparkling six-track debut EP - Underpass. To celebrate its release, we asked Clayton to offer a little insight into its production, which you can read after the stream, below. And you can grab the EP via his BANDCAMP.

Underpass - First track that I wrote for the EP and what kickstarted the creative process. Setting a strong syncopation throughout the whole track really drove it forward.

Sayer - A big experiment in playing around with audience expectations for drops. They're formulaic in electronic music, it was nice to play around with the concept.

Negative Energy - A vocal hook to die for, I tried to expose it in a variety of different ways throughout the track to keep the 'energy' flowing constantly, with a pretty spacious climax nearing the end.

Sly Defender - A more elusive progression, but the desire to build towards a few ripping synths is too hard for me to avoid. I'd say it's more of a garage track than my main body of production.

Alsp - Alsp was a chance to create one of those hyped up roller coasters with unstoppable momentum. It takes from some jungle and footwork influence and rolls them into one.

Packed Heat - An open-ended track that floats along, pretty satisfying to have something that works in such a way and doesn't require ups-and-downs to create a bit of interest. I knew from Underpass this was going to be the way to wrap the EP up.

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