A1 | No Name, No Number
‘No Name, No Number’ resembles the ambiguous and unidentifiable default state that all creative journeys expand from, the point of inception. Before something can have substance and meaning, it must first be given an identity, a name or a number, as without this identity creativity fails to deliver on it’s purpose.
A2 | Blood Pressure
Once an identity has been chosen, emotion naturally takes over. With the rise of ‘Blood Pressure’, creative identities become tangible ideas which are refined through the hard fought battles in the ebbs and flows of curation and design – the core building blocks of an immersive creative concept and the raw ingredients that give a project it’s attitude and lifeblood.
A3 | Beneath Silence
It’s often what isn’t said next that defines the true direction of a new identity, the third track on the release ‘Beneath Silence’ resembles the thousands of undetected, subconscious thought processes that take place during this phase of conceptualisation. It is here where whispering thoughts go to die and only what is essential to thrive remains.
B1 | Self-Affliction
Next, there is a tendency for self-doubt and introspection. All good creatives tear away at their own ideas in a state of manic refinement. Enter ‘Self-Affliction’, the first B-side SXCALA production which brings a Drum & Bass slant into a predominantly Techno sound palette, depicting both the tough and transient styles of each respective genre.
B2 | Inside Your Veins
Closing the release is the final track ‘Inside Your Veins’, which is served as raw as the title suggests. The need to create comes from deep within and for many it is not a situation of choice, but rather an ingrained need that runs through their veins, and in this sense, creatives are forever bound to choose Blood Over Water.