Since emerging onto the ‘no underground’ scene in April 2018, Xqui has quickly established himself as an innovative and highly productive force. With over fifty tracks released, including the unique album Dragon (which featured snippets of the styles to expect in future releases), Xqui returns with Epiphany a preview from second album Capitulate due for release 18 January 2019.
It is available as a name-your-price download on the A Picture Of Good Health sampler album.
In the true sense of the D.I.Y. artist, Xqui uses a mobile phone to capture field recordings which are then manipulated via apps and combined with found sound clips to assemble his staggering array of tracks. From ambient and drone to his more commercial releases (see the recent Aliens EP with electronic krautrock artist Transmission13), Xqui has attracted the attention of many of his contemporaries and worked with the likes of Alan Morse Davies and Sheer Zed on the Wyrmling EP together with American ambient/industrial electronic music composer Elizabeth Joan Kelly (Starchild EP).
Epiphany is constructed with choral excerpts and crunching beats to create a wildly abstract piece with a video that Xqui has made using archive footage to eerily accompany the track.
Capitulate will also contain collaborations with Welsh miserablists Radio Europa and experimental acoustic slide guitarist Geiger von Muller.