Press Play: Null – ‘Plosive’

Melbourne-based electronica artist Null releases lush visuals for ‘Plosive’ – the second single from his upcoming debut album titled Med to be released on Enhancer Records in October 2018. ‘Plosive’ sees Null shift his focus towards future-facing instrumental electronica, juxtaposing sparse percussion and ambient synthesizers, with thumping 808s. The track is accompanied by a visual animation designed by Minnesota based designer Cubex Godhands. The debut LP ‘Med’ is a follow-up to Null’s 2015 EP ‘Almost’ on Acephale/Siberia Records.

‘Med’ finds Quinn drawing from a range of disparate emotional themes and musical subgenres, the result is a deeply personal and reflective release. Written across a three year period, Med parallels Quinn’s tumultuous on-again-off-again relationship with antidepressants during that time. By proxy, ‘Med’ captures the otherworldly physical sensations and emotions that tied into a cycle of temporary relief, confusion, debilitating withdrawals and blindingly bright white-knuckle sobriety.

To label ‘Med’ as diverse in its influences would be a severe understatement. Through fragile, and at times dissonant musical compositions, ‘Med’ follows Quinn’s self-exploration into his mental & physical states, framed by his ongoing fervent fascination with the history and progression of the electronica genre. Quinn hones in on crucial eras of the genre; providing a nuanced recollection of late-90s trance music, early-90s hardcore breakbeat & acid, and modern sound art and experimental electronica.

‘Med’ will be available both digitally and as a limited edition white vinyl in October, via Melbourne label Enhancer Records. Pre-order it here