The alias of Belgian producer Francois Boulanger, Ssaliva was created for ambient explorations of a new kind. Consisting of a trilogy of 10” EP releases on Vlek Data this exploratory work began on the RZA EP and continues with the Sync Thrills EP, where it reaches a new apex. If the music on RZA were sonic dream vignettes, etchings found at the back of one’s retina upon waking up, Sync Thrills is the soundtrack to an imaginary science fiction movie, a soundtrack with narcoleptic properties. Spread across eight short tracks, the music on Sync Thrills feels at times like a sonic exploration of club music through a thick layer of sleeplessness and drug abuse. Taro sounds like Clams Casino
asleep at his laptop, the pitched down vocal chants triggered by a nervous twitch. Yet Another Vase is slurred hip hop, hidden under a fog of fuzz and guitar melodies. Ave is slowed-down techno
echoing back to you via the corridors of a gigantic club. Uranus 7766 is music for cryogenic space travel. AA Floor is the epic ending to a night on the dancefloor of your subconscious.
Released in September 2012 by Vlek Data, Sync Thrills will be available as a pink 10” vinyl with full analogue letterpress sleeve limited to 300 copies. As always with Vlek’s releases it is as engrossing physically as it is sonically.