I first discovered Alex Banks when he remixed Bonobo and now IDM fans can discover Alex Banks too as he returns with his third studio album. Entitled “Projections”, the album was born out of how people can project an image of themselves online or to others. As the album started during lockdowns in the UK, digital interactions felt more important to more people than ever and so Alex tapped into that since there was no club scene for him to dive into. The album itself will contain IDM, breakbeat, ambient, techno and electronica so expect a varied and wild ride.
“A Way Out” borrows from the breakbeat and techno arenas and has plenty of synth pads and rich, bold synth melodies too. The music video for the track features some superb imagery of natural and synthetic patterns in the world. Giving me heavy Naqoiqatsi vibes, the video was produced by Matthew Clugston. Interestingly, Alex Banks will be touring the album as an A/V concert in the summer. It will feature reactive lighting visuals and a custom-built pyramid light structure, so clearly “Projections” will morph into literal projections and not just an idea.
Enjoy the superb music video for the entrancing “A Way Out” below. The single is out now, with the album “Projections” releasing on the 5th of August. For more on Alex Banks, visit his website.
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