Inherently mysterious, Ancient is yet another woman/man hidden within the internet and it’s structures that allows us to mould our identity. The only thing I could discover about Ancient was where he/she is based, via a mix uploaded on Axioma.
The Amsterdam (NL) based producer is as mysterious and captivating as their identity. Throughout Ancient’s soundcloud you get to experience tender atmospheres embedded through droning, wavy synth lines, cleanly cluttered percussion, uplifting keys, an assortment of samples and bass lines that inherit the function of a heart.
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Working from the mellow ‘cst seq‘, dreamy yet upbeat ‘Ccmaaster‘, hazy and contagious ‘F6‘ and the pulsating ‘Jorkfelesz‘ and ‘Bosen Jammer‘, Ancients’ ability to transcribe a range of progressive movement of sound is what intrigues me most. With every track holding Ancient’s own vision, the consistency of raw quality matched with interesting sounds is humbling as a consistent listener of analogue ambient/acid house/techno.
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As mysterious and hidden Ancients identity is, it allows you as a listener to see pass an identity and enjoy the very pure music Ancient has been able to produce.