Dutch artist upsammy shares details of her forthcoming album Germ In A Population Of Buildings.
The album is rooted in her interest for ambiguous environments in constant shift, and the feeling of discovering strange patterns in different ecosystems.
Alongside announcement, upsammy released first single “Being in a Stone”, layering her contorted voice in rickety patterns beneath a lattice of fragile rhythms and faintly melancholy synths. As the sounds develop they morph into each other, demolishing what came before and building on top of the ornamental wreckage.
upsammy’s debut album, 2020’s critically-acclaimed Zoom, was praised for its careful reimagining of IDM, evolving vignettes that nodded towards the dancefloor without being shackled to its rigid set of rules. On Germ in a Population of Buildings her process has evolved considerably; the skeletal trace of IDM is still present but it’s been trapped in amber, allowing her unique sonic landscape to develop organically.
Germ In A Population Of Buildings marks the second full-length release of 2023 for PAN.