First catching our ears with the creatively eclectic and atmospheric single “Kryptomarch” in December, Berlin-based artist Lump200 again struts a brilliantly unpredictable appeal with “Cex.” Featuring Els Vandeweyer on prepared vibraphone, “Cex” proves enjoyably unsettling with its flashing vocal samples, marimba-like trickling, and buzzing synth effects.
Wordless vocal expressions and enveloping, spacey synth resonance casts ample intrigue to start. A thumping percussive escalation and murky textures round the first minute turn, as the trickling keys emerge with a wintry enigma. A gargling ambience kickstarts the final minute, where the creaky percussion and spacey synths converge for a final, stimulating atmospheric presentation. “Cex” is another surefire success from Lump200.
“Cex” represents the third and final single from Lump200’s newly released album, Isles of You: