Ital Tek's brilliant new album »Hollowed« is his best and most rewarding yet.
Created from new beginnings, it's a journey through the naïve exploratory
methods with which Alan Myson started to make music over a decade ago. The
record is dark and maximalist but at the same time the huge sounds are minutely
detailed and elegantly rendered. Cutting himself off in a new studio at the start of
2014, Alan experimented and worked out the core sounds of the album by going
back to the techniques he started with: »when I was 15 I would make endless
minidiscs with my guitar and effects. With this record I bought the guitar I wanted
back then and hit record, creating hours of drones, loops and textures. I wanted
to make the album that was in my head when I was 14 but I had no idea how to«.
With »Hollowed« Ital Tek gone far beyond his earlier more dance-genre based
work, leaving just the footprint and especially the sonic weight and space of
dubstep. But the sound here is designed from the ground up and carved into
something much more abstract, impressionistic and elegant. As Alan puts it »I'm
moving away from dance music and letting sound inhabit a space without shoving
everything at the listener in the first few bars«.