October 25, 2014

Richie Hawtin Releases Free Download of ‘EXhale’ from Plastikman Performance

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Richie Hawtin revived his Plastikman alter ego after a 10-year hibernation with last month’s release of EX, and fans can now get a peek at its one-off performance at Barcelona’s Sónar Festival with “EXhale (Sónar Live Mix).”

The track is a seven-minute epic of moody ambiance and delicate synths, slowly picking up speed throughout the course of its run. Synth rises create an emotive soundscape, balancing a sepia sense of nostalgia with a progressive edge of futurism. The song is available in its original form on EX, but this live interpretation is available for free as either a MP3 or AIFF file from Richie Hawtin’s Soundcloud here.

Hawtin has also revealed a trippy video for the track, filmed and filtered from his live performance at Sónar. Fans can watch the hazy delirium of the video below.

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