Eternal Care Unit

by Xao

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    Limited Edition 'Eternal Care Unit' 12" Vinyl in full colour printed sleeve with artwork by Patrick Saville.

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Embryno 05:47
Vent Jockey 03:14


Xao returns to Astral Black with his new eight-track LP, Eternal Care
Unit. Created after relocating from to Germany and distanced from the UK sounds and scenes that had influenced his previous work, ECU sees Xao further explore the ethereal futurism displayed on 2017’s Alloys EP. In keeping with the title (Eternal Care Unit is a medical slang term for the morgue), the release soundtracks the transcendental shift from the physical to the spiritual realm.

Over the course of the record’s thirty-minute running time, Xao traverses through the hauntingly beautiful soundscapes of tracks like the opening ‘Embryno’ to the sonic brutalism of ‘Corvid Tendencies’ and ‘Vent Jockey’, interspersed with the driving off-kilter rhythms found on the likes of ‘Bernet Franca’ and ‘Blades // Savants’.

The physical release comes with full colour sleeve artwork from fast rising designer Patrick Savile, whose has previously done work for the likes of Bokeh Versions, Warp, WGSN and more.


released April 5, 2019

All tracks produced & mixed by Xao.
Mastered by Alex Gordon @ Abbey Road.
Artwork by Patrick Saville.


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