In 2015, Ari Finkel and Adrian Mojica, who compose tracks as Dali Vision and Ace Mo respectively, combined forces and released their debut self-titled EP under the moniker Action Figures. Rooted in jazz-like levels of improvisation and unique sampling techniques such as running weird VHS movie snippets through a pedal board, this creative outlet offered these artists an opportunity to release some warped, consuming assemblages out into the world. Now, more than a year later, the duo is gearing up to drop their second EP for Bootleg Tapes called Anomia. On the standout lead cut “Hangover”, Action Figures continue to refine their uniquely gnarly, atmospheric sound. A soft fuzz incessantly murmurs throughout, as menacing percussive samples and distorted electronic elements warble on top of each other. The track forces the listener into an introspective state through its layered subtleties and inventive manipulation of borrowed sounds. With their minimalistic pastiche approach to production, Action Figures are able to take unassuming sonic sources and stitch them together to create a new, provoking narrative.
Anomia comes out soon on Bootleg Tapes.