Published Sep 09, 2019O'Flynn is a London-based producer and DJ who broke onto the electronic music scene with his track "Tyrion" in 2015. As a deep cut for the dance floor, the unconventional tribal house hit garnered support from UK veterans including Ben UFO, Four Tet and Gilles Peterson, among others.
With the release of his debut album, O'Flynn expands on the tantric world rhythms that underwrote his first hit. He situates his dextrous percussion in the context of a euphoric journey across tonal palettes that saunter between glitchy terrain and sultry atmospherics for a record that demonstrates an undeniable depth of vision.
Lush and ethereal, Aletheia is a collection of animated drum work whose feverish rhythms puncture the humidity of tracks like "Sunspear." World music samples tastefully garnish various tracks throughout to unify the diverse range of genres the producer touches upon. Whether it's the deep house facet of "Painted Wolf" or jazz-tinged energy of "Seamstress," the London producer demonstrates how to intricately weave influences together without overwhelming the listener.
O'Flynn has significantly evolved since his debut, and Aletheia is an ambitious effort that embraces the various influences the producer has accumulated. His euphoric tribal influences remain true across tracks like "Desmond's Empire," but the album balances arsenal summer hits with spectral tones that drift into ambience as often as others could command a room.
As his most honest work yet, the range of percussive elements and vocal samples prove that O'Flynn possess a nuanced ear for range, paving the foundation for an exciting career of releases. (Silver Bear)