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 'S ule 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.