Ssaliva ‎– Sync Thrills

Vlek ‎– vlek09
Vinyl, 10", EP, Limited Edition, Pink


A1 Masq
A2 Eza
A3 Taro
A4 A*I
B1 Y A V
B2 Ave
B3 Uranus7766
B4 AA Floor

Companies, etc.



Track title Y A V stands for Yet Another Vase

Limited to 300 copies.
Angstrom Mastering Brussels.
Supported by The Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): 93434 1A VLEK 09
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): 93434 1B VLEK 09

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VLEK09 Ssaliva Sync Thrills(9xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Vlek VLEK09 Belgium 2012



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October 21, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

Ssaliva is a huge enigma; I'm sure anyone with any of his releases can attest to that. Sync Thrills comes as no surprise, then, in that it offers strange sound-landscapes that seem to have bounced around multiple solar systems before coming back to Earth in jumbled, confusing form. First track "Maso" comes out strong with an other-worldly melody in hyper-repetition; soon, ghostly lyrics slowed beyond recognition come onto the forefront, like an alien transmission meant to be a human language but failing to achieve the human qualities necessary for comprehension. Ssaliva samples and blitzes from so many obscure sources I doubt any of them have been tracked successfully back to their source. Though many instruments appear familiar-enough, like some piano samples in Eza or banjo-eque samples in YAV (Yet Another Vase), each one is repeated perpetually in disorienting fashion until the familiarity slips away entirely, like when one repeats a word so many times it loses all meaning. Ssaliva incorporates a lot of ideas into deceivingly minimal tracks, and each idea can be very captivating. DEFINITELY recommend this one.