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Episodic Buffer Vol.2 Album Art

Episodic Buffer Vol.2

by: Alex Epton

Alex Epton, previously known as XXXChange, is an in-house producer for XL Records from Brooklyn who worked with and made remixes for artists like FKA Twigs, Bj√∂rk, Panda Bear, and more. With his latest EP, Episodic Buffer Vol.2, Epton doesn't hesitate to put his analog synth sound design on full display with a selection of ambient and energetic cuts.

Partially intended as a soundtrack for a surreal exploration game of the same name, Episodic Buffer Vol.2 is ever-dynamic, shifting back and forth through motifs of garage and ambiance. Epton's signature synthwork glues these tonal shifts and gives a sense of distinctiveness; it's in-your-face and otherworldly when it has to be, but also succeeds at being haunting when it needs to be. Spending a majority of his career shifting into the headspace of other artists sharpened Epton's sonic identity and world-building skills, and it's apparent on this EP.