Back last month, YEN Recordings was launched with Barely Breathing, the new album from seasoned producer and visual artist Tom Szirtes—Szirtes is also the artist behind the Shur-i-kan alias.

Beautifully subtle and ith a focus on strong melodies and delicate electronic drums, Barely Breathing is quite a departure from Szirtes’ work as Shur-i-kan and shows another dimension to the multi-talented artist.

To follow up the release of the album, Szirtes and YEN have offered up album cut “Entering Valhalla” as today’s XLR8R download. The ambient synth workout was inspired by sci-fi films, as Szirtes explains:

“‘Entering Valhalla’ was inspired by sci-fi films like Blade Runner. An evolving synth arpeggiator riff that morphs in tone as it shifts harmonically. I composed it by recording a longer improvision and then edited it down to create the final track.”

You can download “EnteringValhallaa” in full via WeTransfer below, with the full album available to stream over at Spotify.

Entering Valhalla