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Boundary-pushing producer Unpropped released his debut EP, Acausality, on the 30th of June via Unpropped Music. On the EP, fans and new listeners alike will discover the adrenaline-stimulating lead single ‘Inner’. The 5-track project is comprised of new, unheard material as well as two already-released singles, ‘Virola’ and ‘Nousle’, both of which helped the rising producer garner support from tastemaker webzines CLASH Magazine, Electronic Groove, and House Music With Love, among others. Further, the EP was mastered by Stefan Betke, the founder of Scape Mastering, who has previously engineered recognised acts Apparat, Richie Hawtin, and Kangding Ray.
Unpropped shares: “This EP follows an unpublished 9-track album I had been putting together during 2021 and 2022. Nevertheless, I decided not to go on with the concept of that album and instead started to focus on the elements that made those specific tracks so captivating to me. How could I amplify those particular atmospheres which resonate much more with my own way of perceiving emotions, dreams, nature, society, and the world in general? Acausality is the earliest crystallization of that exploration process.”
Stream / Download: Unpropped – Acausality
Acausality is a work of sonic science fiction that stretches out toward the far reaches of places previously unknown. Particle-like sounds crackle and degrade across time as they drift through the spacious mix, following Unpropped as he explores the heavy orbit of experimental music.
Innovative is a term thrown around in modern music, but one that rings loud as the Unpropped concept unravels. Born Germán Sánchez, Unpropped can paint pictures for listeners, using their minds as the canvas, each curious sound mixing in a new colour. After spending considerable time improving his cultural palette in Brazil, India, and Morocco, this native Spaniard settled in Germany where he currently resides. Drawing inspiration from artists like Floating Points, Amon Tobin, and Alva Noto to name a few, he creates music that is unique to him. If one had to draw a comparison, it might be likened to early Plastikman as well as Aphex Twin, Autechre, and Lorn.
The biggest influence on his musical development was his two-year education at Longevity Music School in Strasbourg, France, where he learnt how to process his vast creativity into unsuspected patterns and mystical arrangements. Focused on creating his debut EP, the cinematic musician is also preparing a live performance, where he will present his dynamic ethos using minimal machinery and intuitive sounds, all while manoeuvring way beyond the norm to create a sense of community that, before the experience, seemed inconceivable.