PADDOX – APHRODISIAQUE
Oxford based ambient-electronic outfit PADDOX formed in 2014 around ex-Trophy Wife drummer Kit Monteith. With a nod to Cologne’s Kompakt records, PADDOX delve deep into both techno and lush ambient soundscapes. The latter of which forms the basis of their debut release Aphrodisiaque, a concrete clad 3kg vinyl release.
PADDOX create their own brand of melodically rich, multi-layered pulsating ambience. At times delving into the world of sound-art and drone with the band’s live show experimenting and improvising with underwater singing and live plate-reverb manipulation, seamlessly blended into a pshychedelic and sensual ambience.
Debut album Aphrodisiaque is due for release on the 1st of December 2014 through Bear on A Bicycle Records and One Note Forever. The band perceives Aphrodisiaque to be a genre in its own right. Aphrodisiaque is any piece of music sympathetic to an ambient vision of the act of love. The album’s six tracks listed as ‘Aphrodisiaque #001’ through to ‘Aphrodisiaque #006’.
The band have also joined forces with Italian designer Francesco Miniati to create the vinyl’s concrete packaging.