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Sahy Uhns on “Courtship Dances” with CMJ

Last month, CMJ caught up with Proximal co-founder Sahy Uhns to discuss his second album, Courtship Dances (OUT NOW). Check out what CMJ had to say about the album and read through the Q&A while you stream Courtship Dances, here.

CMJ on Courtship Dances:

Every moment is significant on Courtship Dances; every pitch-shift or untethered beat stutter or low-end bass drag marks a change in the album’s dynamic.

Sahy Uhns on the narrative of the new album:

I often will write tracks to score memories or in parallel to a story I am creating in my head as I write. I make grander compositional arcs to carry the listener through from piece to piece and to balance out my tendency towards freeform and sometimes sporadic smaller compositional ideas. When someone listens to my records, I want them to be heard as one artistic statement, rather than a grouping of separate ideas….Read the full Q&A

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Sahy Uhns’ “Courtship Dances” — Out Now!!


We’re excited to announce the release of Sahy Uhns’ second album, Courtship Dances, on November 4th. Courtship Dances is the follow up to Sahy Uhns’ debut record An Intolerant Disdain Of Underlings in 2011.

Tolerance Training: Part Two

The first track to be shared off of Courtship Dances was “Tolerance Training: Part Two” which debuted on XLR8R with these words from Glenn Jackson,

["Tolerance Training: Part Two"] spends much of its five-minute run coyly shifting shapes from a cavernous dance track, to a more energetic house affair led by active (and even a touch funky) synth sequences and lined with an array of minute rhythmic details. An impressive feat of dancefloor evolution…Read the full review

J’ed(ed) / Chyme

The second track to be released from Courtship Dances was “J’ed(ed) / Chyme” which debuted on THUMP from managing editor Jemayel Khawaja who had this to say,

This tune comes out the gate as a raunchy, fidgetty heater and switches up into dystopian ghetto-tech beat now and again – but somewhere around the three minute mark, it devolves into a voided soundscape from which it never returns. The whole thing is an engrossing endeavor…Read the full review

To get an instant download of “Tolerance Training: Part Two,” PRE-ORDER the album on Bandcamp now.

The album will be out on Tuesday, November 4th in all major digital outlets and is currently available for pre-order on the following outlets:

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Debut EP “Hg” from mHz


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We are proud to present our latest release, the debut EP from the incredibly talented mHz. Subtle intricacies and stark beauty make Mohammad Zareei’s “Hg” the perfect soundtrack for our transition into the fall season.

And now, a little about Hg in his own words.

mHz says,

“Although extremely toxic, mercury was traditionally thought of as the First Matter, from which all metals were formed. Yet, exposure to this exotic cold-silver looking liquid metal can cause severe health damages. In this EP, I used mercury as a metaphor for noise: an exotic singularity that can be dangerous, disturbing, and harmful, while being the richest source of all sounds. Pushing the limit to the fine line between harshness and pleasure, “Hg” is an effort to create an amalgam of trifling noises of everyday life, glitches of the machine, and digital oscillations on a persistence pulse. Beat and noise are fused here to make each other more interesting, taming the harshness, while preserving the provocativeness.”

-Dedicated to Martijn Zwartjes

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