A. Brehme symbiotically combines his two long-standing activities of production and sculpting intense sets, which are grounded in an ambient, psychedelic and minimalist perception of electronic music. Whether elaborating a savant strain of hypersensitive deep techno in his Brussels-based studio or displaying his ability to kick up a veil of dust from the floor of dark rooms with mantrically repetitive mixes, he embodies a purist approach to sound where measured intensity is key to reaching a form of higher awareness.
When experiencing A. Brehme’s offerings–be it as a resident at the thriving Technoon events in Brussels or as he takes to the decks in other international contexts–the mind begins searching for loopholes within loops, seeking out a tear in a tightly knit ambient soundscape that is rendered tangible by lengthened hypnosis, thought control, and the eventual loss of all spatial and temporal coordinates.
Dynamics of inversion and introversion coexist: a natural, ethereal vibe is coaxed into the club’s dark mechanics, genres coalesce, rules of time and space are made irrelevant as the afternoon sun is shut out and an escape from self via extreme interiorization might eventually come to light. In a perpetual forward motion, fogged textures mesh with brumous, reverb-drenched layers; systematic beat patterns and sharp percussion threaten to break out and cause collapse, yet deliverance from A. Brehme’s hypnosis is not so easily obtained.