Krijn Moons aka Alchi emerges as a new voice in instrumental electronic music with his debut ‘Full of It’ released with newly launched Dutch imprint, Mylja.
Inspired by artists such as Nicolás Jaar, Boards of Canada, Sigur Rós and James Holden, Alchi produces and performs music that is rooted in experiment rather than a single genre, flowing between and weaving through alternative dance, instrumental electronic postrock and neoclassical influences.
Playing with imperfections and disarray, Alchi’s work honours emotional ambiguity, cultivating a sound that can be equally euphoric as it can be melancholic, a feeling that words cannot – and do not have to – articulate.
This is also the approach to composition and production for ‘Full of It’, Alchi explains. “More than the sum of its parts, the sound of a song creates a space that it starts to exist in, an intangible context shaped by the details that come from zoomed-in sound design and production or even working with old or broken instruments. At a certain point, in this space that feels somewhat unknown and familiar at the same time, everything comes to life.”
Within this ambiguity, Alchi finds a place to liberate himself from instrumental boundaries, creating landscapes that value coincidence, playful sound choices and a little bit of chaos. ‘Full of It’ portrays an uncommon kind of music that, in its abstraction, layers and linear structures, will balance both the familiar and the surreal.
Alchi – Full Of It is out now via Mylja Records.
The album is available in limited edition 180g heavyweight 12” vinyl (200 only) and digitally via all major streaming platforms.
Mylja is an independent record label that releases experimental landscapes within the electronic genre, carefully focusing on the individual artist’s qualities to create an open space for unexpected moments and bright tunes. Run by Daniël Leseman and Yaron Cohen, Mylja is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Daniel is currently represented by ATC Live agency, home base of Metronomy, Mac Demarco, Connan Mockasin and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.