MOHLAO | Landforms (Silent Season) – 2xLP
An exploration of landforms through deep techno and electro rhythms joined by foreboding dub textures and alien electronics.
Dutch producer Samuel Van Dijk, best known for his gorgeous electro work as VC-118A, takes his Mohlao moniker out for an extended stroll on this double pack LP of otherworldly techno for quieter moments. From the barely-there whispers of “Rotar” to the wobbly unease of “Voltool One” this is a masterclass in minimal elements crafted to perfection. Lose yourself in the slow-creeping snow-crunch of “Hue” and meditate to the gentle housey pulse of “Flare” – at every turn this record presents you with just the kind of subliminal techno that Silent Season so dearly love.
Samuel van Dijk is an electronic music producer, sound designer and media artist from the Netherlands releasing deep electronic music as VC-118A, Mohlao, and Multicast Dynamics. Drawing inspiration from technology, nature, film, and fiction, his productions and live sets embody a dynamic musical framework. Since the Dutchman surfaced as Mohlao for labels like Meanwhile, Field and Other Heights at the turn of the decade, van Dijkʼs music has found a firm position; the ethereal electro VC-118A project, deep ambient techno as Mohlao, and subterranean ambient as Multicast Dynamics.