On X, his new artist album out yesterday on Octopus Recordings, SIAN offers provocative instrumentals, synth-pop laden compositions and industrial-influenced techno, all seeping with mystery and darkness.
Influenced by industrial, darkwave, synthwave and classical electro, the 18 tracks on X—including previously released singles “Subzero,” “Like A Drug” and “Freakuency”–showcase SIAN’s versatility as a producer and explores his ideas behind the meaning of ‘X.’
“The night has always been a void I can freely create in, the dark, still abyss I try to convey with the atmosphere of my music and design,” says SIAN. “A concept for the album came about while I drove around LA after dark. Long hazy days writing and weekends crashing in strange hotel rooms after ecstatic shows that seemed to juxtapose into one timeline. An idea that X dissolves the past and crosses out the unnecessary parts. Deleting anything not essential to moving forward creatively and as a human, stripping it down to the raw, blasting away the dust and polishing the hardest edge of my music.”
Born in Ireland and raised in Spain, SIAN now calls the sprawling, sun-drenched metropolis of Los Angeles his beloved home. His productions and live sets exhibit a unique, focused higher power. Selecting music from his vast catalogue, he warps it beyond belief through unusual hardware and software signal paths. Acidic, energetic, pulsating, and totally adventurous is his approach.
SIAN’s label Octopus Recordings has constantly broken all the rules and remained hyped-up in the charts, radio and press for almost a decade. With releases and remixes from luminaries such as Nicole Moudaber, Gregor Tresher, Jay Lumen, Anna, Marc Houle, DVS1, Victor Ruiz, Pig & Dan, Julian Jeweil, Slam, Gui Boratto, Carlo Lio and Oliver Huntemann, as well as his own, Octopus fearlessly crosses musical lines and nurtures true artistic talent over everything else in the realm of alternative modern techno.
The complete track listing for SIAN’s X is:
1. Parallax White Intro
3. Like A Drug
4. Champagne Scars
5. Let It Ride
6. Sleep Paralysis
8. Every Time I See You
9. Flow State
13. Cognitive Distortion
15. Wake Up
18. City Bleeds Outro