Konx-om-Pax – Ways Of Seeing
(Planet Mu – 2019)

On ‘Ways Of Seeing’ Konx-om-Pax has switched up the mood and hit gold. He has made an album that is filled with joy and sunshine, saturated with the classic feel of Berlin Techno. Tom Scholefield has moved on from the dark ambient and brittle rave of the first two Konx-om-Pax albums, which were a reflection of his hometown Glasgow’s electronic music scenes. After a recent move to Berlin, the textures of Glasgow’s musical strains have fused into an accessible and friendly mix of poppy melodic electronica built from a stricter ‘less is more’ sound pallete, closer in spirit to the music of his adopted city. It is also a record which was made in opposition to recent music he has been hearing, in particular the troubled, dark and noisy experimental music coming out of Berlin. Tom wanted to focus on more joyful qualities, making this a record imbued with warmth and happiness, a panacea to the darkness and disorientation all around in 2019.

Having a social scene full of producers has also influenced the album. The opening track ‘LA Melody’ came from staying with Ross Birchard (Hudson Mohawke) at his house in LA, hanging out in the glorious sunshine with him and Lunice working on tracks.

“Initially Ross asked me to write some melodies to use in a project he was producing, but I ended up liking it so much I decided to keep the riff. I generally write music alone, but being around other producers gave me a certain excited energy that reminded me of after-parties back in Glasgow where Ross and myself spent our youth together. Spending time in Clark’s studio also helped me improve my workflow and sequencing the album by seeing the way he does things”.

On ‘Säule Acid’ he collaborates with Silvia Kastel and in ‘I’m For Real’ the vocals of Glaswegian DJ/producer Nightwave filter around the track.

Stripped away to just the good bits, ‘Ways Of Seeing’ is a pleasure to listen to.

Design + Layout + Music + Animation by Konx-om-Pax

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Photo by Alicja Khatchikian

Lunchmeat Festival – 2019 – Photo by Gabriela Prochazka

Lunchmeat Festival – 2019 – Photo by Richard Hodonicky

Video highlights – https://youtu.be/nwGmegp4y24

Simple Things Festival 2019 – Bristol IMAX

WOS Festival 2019 – Santiago de Compostela – Photo – Sara Roca

WOS Festival 2019 – Santiago de Compostela – Photo – Sara Roca

Golden Pudel – Dj Set

Info  – https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1328777

Hypercolour – Dj Set

Info – https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1279938

Bangface Weekender 2020

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“Ways of Seeing” AV Shows

Herrensauna – Dj Set

Konx-om-Pax – Refresher
(Planet Mu – 2017)

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Listen – https://soundcloud.com/planetmurecords
Video – https://www.youtube.com

Konx-om-Pax – Caramel
(Planet Mu – 2016)

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Listen – https://soundcloud.com/planetmurecords
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Konx-om-Pax – Regional Surrealism (Planet Mu – 2012)

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Trailer – https://vimeo.com

Konx-om-Pax –
Optimo Tracks (2010)

Listen – https://displaycopy.bandcamp.com

Konx-om-Pax –
Light In Extension (2012)

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Konx-om-Pax –
Selective Recall (2013)

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Blade Runner 2049 x Boiler Room – DJ Set

Contemporary Hardcore Mega-Mix

The Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection – CHANEL

Cascada

Directed by Konx-om-Pax

Exhibition – ISO Graphics

Glasgow  – 2018

Oneohtrix Point Never – Rifts

No-Fun Productions – 2009

Design – Konx-om-Pax

Lone – Galaxy Garden

R&S Records – 2012

Design – Konx-om-Pax

Hudson Mohawke – Butter

Warp Records – 2009

Design – Konx-om-Pax & Luckyme

Hudson Mohawke – Polyfolk Dance

Warp Records – 2008

Design – Konx-om-Pax

Picture Mix Series

HiRes Images in Soundcloud link