act 346 · näo · duel · cd

01. intro
02. duel
03. myst
04. aeon
05. divarch
06. no up
07. evol - matkalybrid (kaly live dub crew) remix
08. barnsa - dead hippies remix
09. kitab - 2methyl remix

upc 821272218326
release date: 10november2k16

4 panel digipak with matte surface
released in collaboration with audiotrauma.

drums recorded at studio le zebre besan¨on (
mix by sam (
artwork by salt

näo has cast a spell on excited listeners for years, proven by brilliantly received live performances and audio releases. after two years of anticipation ant-zen and audiotrauma proudly present their fourth full length album 'duel' - a new chapter in the history of this extraordinary french project which includes six new tracks as well as three magnificent remixes by artists they've become friends with.

an intriguing intro carried by suspenseful electronics and alienated voices is only the prelude to a breathtaking sonic surplus of puissant bass lines, sharp guitar riffs, pushing beats and majestic synths. in continuous progression of intensity, quiet meditative parts turn into intoxicating outbursts of power and volume. basic elements of advanced experimental electronics, industrial, post- and prog rock are alchemically interlocked in a most perfect way which is näo's unquestioned trademark.

on the remixes of tracks previously released on 'III', three french projects deliver fresh components while keeping näo's specific sound characteristics: dub-based drums and predominant bass on matkalybrid's version of 'evol', dead hippies turning 'barnsa' into a fast synth-oriented heavy electro rock tune almost doubling the original track's speed, and a pounding idm interpretation of 'kitab' by 2methyl (aka 2methylbulbe1ol).

discography 11.2k16:
duel. cd. ant-zen act346 / audiotrauma trauma037. 2016
III. cd / 2lp. ant-zen act296 / jarring effects fx115-2lp. 2014
näo. cd. ant-zen act264. 2011
picture this if you will. cd. 7lakes 001. 2009

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remixers webpages:
kaly live dub:
dead hippies:

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