Music by Access To Arasaka with words and vocals by Jamie Blacker. Taken from the upcoming album “Geosynchron”.
While not so much a club affair, the album has excellent rhythm and pacing, making an exemplary urban soundtrack, yet managing to shine even further with the attention that a dedicated listening can provide. A truly magnificent piece of work, “Night Gallery” is one record that Displacer should be proud to call his own.
Anklebiter’s skills in creating good electronic music certainly seem to assist him in choosing fitting mixes for this collection, resulting in a record that feels almost organic in its continuity and flow, rather than a disjointed tracklist, a problem plaguing more than a few such collaborations.
On “Scintilla”, Stendeck provides an album that effortlessly mixes soft ambient and atmospheric components with deep and resonating rhythms into one cohesive combination, providing a remarkable and pleasing listening experience. It is a great album on which the artist masterfully combines both soft and hard elements, within each song as well as throughout the entire release, for an enjoyable and worthwhile auditory adventure.
The album is much of what we have come to expect from UK musician Tony Young – driving orchestral compositions punctuated by powerful piano chords and pressing guitar, all supported by tight rhythms and wrapped in shimmering strings. Let us hope that what is brewing quietly in the incidental aspects of this album can unfurl in new, greater directions in the future.
This album absolutely deserves not to be forgotten on some ‘too experimental’ music shelf and should be recognized as a solid attempt to add something new to the overpopulated world of contemporary electronic music, adding grace, meaning and warmth to a genre that often misses these aspects.
Despite the fluid shifts in mood each contributing artist brings to “Symbiont Underground”, this double album is a pleasure to listen to, gathering influence from a broad spectrum of genres and laying it all out over two CDs of what remains, in essence, pure Lucidstatic nastiness, made all the more offensive via distillation through the ears and machines of some of the most talented collaborators in the evolving industrial community.
Dirk Geiger’s first release on Tympanik Audio was something of a surprise, once given the chance to properly sink in. A fluid blend of glitch, IDM and field-recordings from daily life, this album can be something of an immersive experience, all it requires are the right mindset and listening conditions to click.
For those familiar with Access to Arasaka (or this kind of aesthetic), and despite its quality and the fact that it provides a pleasing and solidly rewarding listening experience, “void();” can hardly be said to be a surprising release. But for those unfamiliar, Access to Arasaka can open up some interesting aural vistas.
Artcore Machine “Polybius” Japanese Gum “End Of Summer EP” Various “Approach Lights 3” (Tympanik Audio) Various “Dance Audit Hour” (Uncharted Audio)