By: Anand Harsh
The darkness abounds in the latest album from UNTZ favorite and Canadian experimental bass producer, ATYYA. Closing out a year that saw the trending performer take on bigger dates and brighter stages coast to coast in North America, Tyy Clark, slips in nine new tracks just in time for the end-of-year lists come out.
The range is thrilling. ATYYA moves from downtempo beats to drum and bass in the blink of an eye between “Tiltly” and “Opacity.” Fans were treated to the single “Enter” early on in the album's arc. It's a gorgeously dark juxtaposition of tempos against the background of slower, methodical tunes like opener “Vantage Point” and closing title track, “Limitless.”
Whether it's brooding piano musings, or eerie subsonic atmospherics, Clark is narrowing the gap between the psychedelic bass world and the hip-hop and left-field crowd. Those blurred lines have allowed ATYYA to rise through the ranks of the underground and mainstream simultaneously.