After moving from France to Finland in 2013, Vincent Masse explored various musical horizons who led to his first release under the name Asthm, in september 2018, A self made album named "Black hole's colour".
Dirty drums and synth waves lay down the atmosphere where dreamy guitars and deep bassline take places. Built up in an unconventional way, the album is the crossroad between abusive noise and minimal clean sound.
In 2019, beside taking part of Excite Music, Vincent Masse and his friend Nestori Kumpunen co-created an artistic co-operative named KITE. It focuses on combined work to produce project together, and for other artists.
"Vincent Masse didn't make a big fuss about it when he dropped his debut as Asthm in September 2018: Black Hole's Color was only released digitally and in a limited cassette edition of 40 copies. Fittingly, the album paints a murky picture of dusk in delicate sound with minimalist synths. Recorded in his little home studio in Tampere, Finland, the eight pieces on the album are an impressive testament to the creativity of a lone man who follows his artistic vision faithfully without repeating himself.
It is fascinating how convincingly Asthm does this, given the sophisticated understatement of each sample, of every harmonic and rhythmic nuance. "Late" luxuriously drowns in bass and guitars, "Saturn" and "Cri" are carried by tender grooves—but no matter how Masse chooses to enchant, it works for all those who see his productions for what they are: highly atmospheric pieces of modern DIY art." - Excite Music