SHXCXCHCXSHAvian, Rösten – SE
The once industrial city of Norrköping in eastern Sweden may not be the techno mecca of the world but it's a hometown of two members of SHXCXCHCXSH, who considers a perfect place to focus on music. Found each other in Stockholm years back, the two started sharing love for the darker and more experimental realms of techno and soon followed the natural progression of working on music together. Combinedly they have a broad range of musical backgrounds and tastes from hip hop to rock-pop therefore bring diverse knowledge and experience to shape their unique sounds and ideas into deadly serious techno born out of the elements of noise, drone, glitch, broken beats, and pounding industrial and much more.
After releasing on Semantica and Subsist, SHXCXCHCXSH found a home in Avian, a thought-after label of contemporary techno. Following the series of EPs that captured the curiosity and attention of techno world, came in June 2013 was “STRGTHS”, their debut album that successfully etched their unpronounceable name onto the audiences’ minds. In 2014 the duo unveiled their second full-length album "Linear S Decoded” that showed an entirely different side of SHXCXCHCXSH by perfecting the intricate balance between light and and dark and further expanding the breadth and depth of their world with incredible complexity and sensibility without compromising the powerful mind-blowing techno that truly stands out from the crowd.
In June 2016 the duo released “SsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSsSs," their 3rd full-length album composed with the soundscape and atmosphere that meant to provide a deeper level of sonic connection , which was partially inspired by SHXCXCHCXSH’s new A/V project with Pedro Maia. Their statement is described as 'an unbound, rolling matrix of white noise & wrought iron percussion, replete with disembodied choirs that pan uncomfortably in and out of the sonic hinterland.’
Now, a year later SHXCXCHCXSH starded imprint, Rösten