One of electronic music’s most acclaimed producers has released his most contrasting album to date.
Boys Noize, a genre-transcending mastermind, tackles the intersectionality of his music head-on with his fifth studio album, +/- (pronounced “Polarity”). Boys Noize (real name Alex Ridha) has been described as a work that curbs the polar tensions between the music styles he produces. Each cut feuds with your senses and tries to connect the similarities of each conflicting record.
The fluidity of the project can be heard between the different songs; from the funky 808 beats of “Affection” with ABRA to the throbbing bass and hype synths on “XYXY”. The title track, “Polarity” featuring Ghost Culture, harks back to the gritty sounds Boys Noize is known for, while the closing ballad, “Act 9” featuring Vinson, acts as a sort of modern lullaby.
About the album, Ridha says he’s always been inspired by trying to integrate opposing forces, saying “…there’s something really exciting in it, and it’s always a secret motivation for me; building and exploring the combination of contrasts.”
+/- furthers the goal that Boys Noize wanted to achieve with the album. A collage of contrasting sounds coexisting simultaneously in a space unique to him. Sonically different, each cut manages to maintain its incomparable Boys Noize stamp.
Boys Noize will tour the US with his project starting September 26, 2021 during the CRSSD Fest in San Diego and culminating in Miami on November 5, 2021. Click here for all tour dates and tickets.
+/- is available now through Boys Noize Records. You can listen to the album in full below and find it on streaming platforms here.
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