Paradox Obscur are the Athens, Greece-based synth duo of Kriistal Ann and Toxic Razor, who have built a devoted global following over the course of five studio albums since debuting in 2014. Having signed to Metropolis Records to issue the Singles & Rarities collection in 2021, their current studio album Morphogenesis followed in mid-2022.
Displaying impressive diversity throughout its nine tracks, with shards of minimal techno, house and trance heard alongside synth-wave and industrial sounds, recent weeks have seen Morphogenesis receive a number of ‘best of 2022’ notices from electronic music websites and radio shows worldwide.
Late December also saw the group issue the latest in a series of videos for songs from the record, with a promo clip for Monoclone being the fifth to date. They can all be viewed HERE.
One of the few electronic outfits to record their albums in real time, Paradox Obscur capture the magic of the moment without resorting to sequencing and editing software. They even take things a step further, utilising vintage synths and drum machines to create their raw sound.
The pair initially met via very different artistic disciplines, with Kriistal Ann having studied classical music and piano at the Prague State Conservatory, while Toxic Razor is a synth and drum machine enthusiast who had been recording his fledgling ideas on tape. Apart, they have both created successful solo work and collaborated with other musicians. As Paradox Obscur, the pooling of their talents has been critically acclaimed and led to their inclusion at numerous festivals and events, where they have shared stages with other important artists on the minimal-electro, cold wave and post-punk scenes.
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Life is a flowing river, let’s dive into every drop as it deserves and give meaning to every ripple! May you all have a wonderful 2023, filled with exciting new
Yours Ann & Razor