While making music for well over a decade, there have been very few physical releases from Los Angeles via Chicago-based artist Ariisk. Rolan Vega's project has been a favorite of ours for the past few years and we collaborated on a New Brvtalism installment, as well as hosting a live appearance at the last Brvtalist/Blk Rainbow event in February. After contributing to a great Nation comp and a groundbreaking tape on Nostilevo, we were thrilled to hear the artist was receiving his first dedicated vinyl release on Chicago's Scrapes.
Out now, Fatal Errors is exactly what we hoped for - six tracks of freezing, retro-future dystopian compositions that transport the listener into a dark, uncertain world. With a sound unlike any other, Ariisk manages to craft a unique position in between experimental electronics, minimal synth and mutated techno. "The Invasion" is a perfect track to commence the record as it sets the mood and carries an almost science fiction soundtrack feel. "She Speaks Your Mind" is another standout track which perfectly highlights the artist's distant, robotic vocals and powerful, moody atmosphere.
The title track feels like a nervous explosive that leaves you waiting for it to detonate and perhaps our favorite selection is "RADIO TMRRW PPL", with its pulsating, hypnotic allure. Fatal Errors is a vinyl only release, which means there will be no digital download option at this time. With a limited run of 300, you can be sure these will go fast so you need to get your hands on one now. In the U.S. distribution is through All Day Records and European fans can order through Bordello A Parigi. All album artwork is created by the artist and the package design is a full sleeve, printed with offset lithography and professionally die cut and assembled. Ariisk is perhaps the perfect example of quality over quantity and each physical release is more impressive than the last. Fatal Errors is highly recommended. For more information please visit Scrapes.
2. "Radio Thorn PPL"
3. "Point KLK"
1. "Lost Life"
2. "Fatal Errors"
3. "She Speaks Your Mind"
Produced and mixed by Ariisk; Mastered by James Plotkin