Flumo's first offering for 2017 comes with a collection of sounds, from six different artists, providing their take on the happening of the world surrounding them at this challenging period in time.
VCL rolls out the post industrial sonic scales with lush layers of synths and trailing vocal speech, throwing the listener to a dream state, which is enhanced by multiple display of percussion instruments and acid lines.
Acid sounds transform further in the following track entitled Acid Drama, in which, Rico Casazza submits a fantastical piece that takes the listener to a different world governed by sounds of classic acid textures and atmospherically enhanced rhythms.
The tempo is switched with Lorenzo Soria's offering upon the return to the label. Layering of broken drum rhythms and lo-fi synths provides for a good contrast between the preceding tracks, relieving the prevailing tension and creating a new kind of pressure.
The following track by 1101 entitled Emergency Signals, enhances the pressure by the increase of tempo and provides a stripped off, hypnotizing pattern, that drives the listener to a meditative state of self.
Drop E's track takes the mood to another level with an intense offering of pulsating rhythm and synth textures. Well placed delay elements create a sense of endless layering with machine-generated sounds piling on top of each other and creating poly-rhythm.
The closing track sees the preceding acid lines mute and extend, while the rhythm maintains its throbbing movement. Alphone takes the listener to the final stage of the dream, in which the tensions are pushed to the extreme.
Through such expression of their ideologies of today, one can better understand the rhythms of the daily life and the tensions that such days come with for these six individuals.
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I've been keeping an eye on these guys since their 2016 EP on Yield which I enjoyed a lot and this album lives up to the anticipation. Subtle and leftfield electronic music at it's finest. Michael Feihstel