Halcxn's fifth release, Pentium Trax Mixtape, brings together six tracks produced by Fantasna between 2007 and 2010 using software, MIDI controllers, and a Korg Electribe S-MKII sampler.
The sample-driven songs – recovered from an old hard drive by Sebastian Mella – stand out for the incorporation of chords, pads and deep atmospheres and the constant house beats representative of the start of the millennium.
Pentium Trax Mixtape allows us to complete and appreciate Fantasna's musical pursuit throughout his almost fifteen years of career. The album features the tracks Xenon and Eida, initially released in 2013 on the Chilean label Diskosour.
The cover art is a digital collage created from analog pictures made by Fantasna at his home studio in 2007. They expose his creative process at the time.
Pentium Trax Mixtape will be officially released on October 2, 2020, through Halcxn's Bandcamp and will be available from October 9 on all streaming platforms.
released October 2, 2020
Recorded, produced and mixed by Fantasna in Santiago de Chile, 2007-2010.
Coquimbo / La Africana / DSM Studios.
Apolo Crack, Nunca Más, Las Siente Canchas (DJ Sea Mix) and Acid Way were mastered by Elias Deepman, Berlin, 2020.
Xenon y Eida appears courtesy of Diskosour and were mastered by Chalo González, Santiago de Chile, 2013.
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Visions is a remarkable album. The guitar work and electronic sound design balance each other perfectly. Lots of catchy melodies and organic, rich textures warrant repeated listens. Michael Southard - Triplicate Records