Reaching its 15th release, Amphia sees the return of Cezar Lazar’s double EP, intuitively called “Archetypes”. Known for his innovative approach both behind the decks and productions, Cezar’s creative alter-ego enacts a variable puzzle with hard-edged sonic pieces laid out over five tracks, each with their own distinct acoustic palette. Side A holds “Equtime”. This side-long track envelops a stripped-down melody with perforated rhythmical pads, fleshed out with disconnected threads of vocals. Side B is dedicated entirely to “Badgervox”. Displaying a weighty bass section alongside the shuffled percussion work, its intricate melody is integrated smoothly creating a unique soundscape. “Thicken Court” holds the first half of side C. Sharp in its composition, it holds an assorted percussion ensemble and a collection of fizzy waveforms. They complement a thunder-like bass protagonist that holds the center stage. We continue with “Boe Dark”, where textures and sharp tones grow in layers upon layers creating tension. The apex is reached when modular timbres are hindered by sparse piano patterns, completing this electro-acoustic scenery. On the flipside, “Wedmar” holds the key to our puzzle with its accurate four-to-the-floor feat. With a series of programmed overlapping organ vibes, the sound feels both piercing and intense, creating a sort of sensory impairment. “Archetypes” displays Cezar Lazar s gentle subtleties and fluency in different dialects of IDM.
(Text by: Bianca Iulia)