Octual “Escaping the Gyre”
Blooming producer Boris Kruyyer (aka Octual) has in short order become an integral component of […]
Blooming producer Boris Kruyyer (aka Octual) has in short order become an integral component of the Netherland’s techno scene. A native of Holland, Kruyyer splits his time between honing his productions skills and running the nascent Amsterdam-based music label Anagram. Only a few days prior to this, the fledgling label released Octual’s four-track debut EP, Escaping the Gyre, and Kruyyer has been kind enough to offer up the EP’s title track as today’s XLR8R download. According to Anagram, the appellation of the release is “a mysterious and symbolic title elucidating to the loss of oneself in music,” which seems wholly appropriate considering the mesmerizing, vibrating groove that irradiates from this shrouded, techno-heavy release. “Escaping the Gyre” begins with throbbing low ends and shivering, rearing synth lines that lead into a hustle of wavering chords and a stride of high hats that exhibit a level of dancefloor awareness and grasps at the heart of Amsterdam’s vibrant techno scene.