London producer Third Son is not one for half measures, throwing all of his passion and skill into his music from day one. Since EPs on Accidental and 17 Steps, Third Son has released his debut and follow-up albums throughout successive coronavirus lockdowns and now joins Shall Not Fade for a six-tracker that pulls no punches.
Your Face As Art is British techno at the top of its game, right from the title track’s understated build up into a big-room climax. ‘Descartes Before The Horse’ keeps the momentum, a driving peaktime minimal workout with a spongiform bassline, carrying us through into the glistening soulfulness and ear-tickling sound design of ‘Don’t Be Self Conscious’. Cocteau Twins style dreamy vocals meet the dancefloor in ‘Don’t Go Quietly’, while ‘Lesson in Stoicism’ is a syncopated percussive beat down. ‘Pygmalion Effect’ closes out the EP, a piece of ritualistic body music awash with glassy synth stabs.
Your Face As Art drops 3rd December via Shall Not Fade.
released December 3, 2021
Production by: Third Son
Artwork: Tyler Rockett
Mastering by: Ten Eight Seven
Pressing by: MPO