EP Review: Millsart – X-Ray Zulu

The Breakdown

...rich in sonic colour and full of organic movement..

The Axis Expressionist Series continues in 2024. For Part 04 ‘X-Rax Zulu’ Jeff Mills went into the studio again and created ‘Just Like A (Vernacular Objects)’, a new mix of ‘Vernacular Objects’ (previously released 2020 only in digital as ‘Every Dog Has Its Day. Vol. 13’) and produced three new tracks exclusively for this vinyl edition.

X-Ray Zulu refers all the things that could be defined as correct, as right and as perfect in an imperfect world and context. It serves as a barometric meter of all harmonious things. And with this balance, there is a certain amount of clarity and certainty about what is connected to this subject. A strong mind or opinion, passion, dedication and devotion. Essentially, this release is about undeniably and incontestable truth. – Millsart

The Axis Expressionist Series. A collection of vinyl and limited digital releases, curated by Millsart, an alias of Jeff Mills, of his most eclectic and transcendent compositions that derive from his Every Dog Has Its Day project as well as new unreleased works. Vernacular creations that fall off from the “other side” of the Electronic Music tree, this project is designed for the experienced Techno music listener, and its goal is to reflect upon the pure artistry of the craft of storytelling. A realization between music and life. Whereas “dancing” is the goal of Dance Music, the goal of this music is about “reflecting on the complexity and simplification of life”. Soundtracks for people in their evolutionary process.

Check Out the opener to the EP here:

Verdict: It doesn’t get much better than this, as Mr MIlls brings the quality once more on this no filler EP. Percussive wise, it’s what we’ve come to expect, crisp and solid in arrangement, but it’s the layers of melody and choice of instruments where the genius lies, so rich in sonic colour and full of organic movement. I feel there’s a definite Jazz improv style being utilized, laying down the beats as the foundation and then building up some serious flavor on the keys. My words don’t do it justice, so I suggest you track it down.

Track List:

  • Millsart – Just Like A (Vernacular Objects)
  • Millsart – Transistor Love
  • Millsart – Peace From The Virgo Cluster
  • Millsart – Methane Bubbles

Out Now @ https://www.axisrecords.com/product/millsart-x-ray-zulu-ep-vinyl-12/

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