Know A.V. are an Amsterdam-based duo which blend ecstatic elements from hard dance music with textural sound-design. They have released a new EP called Hibernation which is out now via Knives. According to the press release, it traces ecstatic elements from the hard dance music familiar to their formative experience growing up in Holland, and fuses them with more UK leaning frameworks of late 90s techstep and late 00s vaporous grime, forming an ode to the romantic nostalgia of a shared club experience.
Across the five tracks on Hibernation, Know V.A. set baroque string and choral arrangements into orbit around a hypnotic meandering of fierce gabber stabs and chattering percussion — at once reminiscent of both devine, classical ceremony and flailing club experience, drenched in sweat.
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