Token announced Metabolism, the sophomore album from Sigha. The LP marks James Shaw’s third release on the Token label following his singles Christ Figures and Our Father. Metabolism represents an arrival: the artist offers his definitive statement on a production aesthetic that has been in development over the last few years.
Shaw’s work as Sigha has always placed the listener at a centrifugal point that invites a clandestine hypnosis rather than an abject hysteria. Cavernous low ends fixed firmly and effectively in a mono space tether the music to the body, while exquisitely executed white noise patterns and crystalline pads warp and hiss around the stereo environment. This keen ear for distinction within the frequency spectrum acts as the central theme on the LP.
Metabolism is a techno album, but its frame of reference is generous, drawing on the finest facets of the artist’s own varied discography and the wider electronic music landscape. Cohesive and modern, Shaw’s latest work eschews a handful of riffs on a single idea in favour of a multi-faceted, fully realised expression of what the genre can be – it is a vital addition to the Token label’s already enviable catalogue of releases.
Available on 12″ Vinyl, CD and Digital from February 24th 2017.