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Debut album from Complete Walkthru aka US producer Max McFerren, released via the Numbers imprint.
"Scolls" plays around with themes of privacy, disillusionment and personal development over eleven tracks, representing a transitional time in McFerren’s life. Through "Scrolls"’ early stages he moved from New York, where he was holding down a residency at Brooklyn’s Bossa Nova Civic Club and playing regularly in downtown Manhattan at the iconic China Chalet and the now much missed Santos Party House, to the open, rural setting of South Carolina.
The albums personality, and the thematic preoccupations underlying it, reflect the impact of this contrast. It’s sound textures cast widely into what McFerren describes as 'the ephemera of the saturated digital realm' while moving through arcane rhythms, chiming melodies and expansive, metallically tinged ambient passages. First single "Lean In", streaming in full now, is a dusty breaks-tight miasma of fragmented cyber-consciousness. There are playful, hyperactive refrains on "Getting Ridiculous" while "Leavin’ Church Early" is an expansive beat-free meditation. "NYC"’s dynamic momentum is a cityscape of bad-faith corporate aspiration.
McFerren refers to his motivations with "Scrolls" as being 'anti-nihilism', as reacting against a dark emptiness he perceives in certain forms of techno. Ultimately with the record, he is seeking the potential of centring joy in the present moment, in a conscious awareness of now.
Matt says: Breezy, optimistic, RBG-hued house and techno here from the newly drafted in Max McFerren who ditches team 1080p for Numbers and dons a new shirt: Complete Walkthru. Tip!
1. Rn Atm Icymi
2. Lean In
3. Honey Moon
4. Leavin’ Church Early
5. Believe I Can Do This
6. Getting Ridiculous
8. Just Like We Like It
9. Family By ‘22
11. Linking Book