Weighty wanz from Drone on Coyote
Cold shifting weight from the natty grime instrumental ‘Narroways’ to dubbed-out sinogrime in ‘Light Speed’, moody blue grime in ‘Probiscus’, and the flickering, skeletal drums and swollen bass of ‘Fangz’.
Aggressively charged mutations of IDM, EBM, and EDM
“‘Calibrate’ proffers the highest of fidelity, with blockbuster sci fi levels of production value and bombast. Donoso channels sonic spirits across fluro pointillism, futuristic industrial tribalism and more serene moments of synthetic reflection.
Having never courted accessibility, Donoso remains as unbending as ever in his approach and unwavering in commitment to his craft. Calibrate takes Donoso’s polymetric abuse and sound design to all new extremes. Conflicting rhythms and swathes of electronic debris move in tandem, to create pieces that expand and contract in on themselves.
A journey through Calibrate is an exercise in instability and failure; its aggressiveness serves as a warning against the urge to seek safety on common ground, and its entire approach seems to display a hostility towards the increasingly homogenized nature of new electronic music.”
Hypnotic grey area incursions from ASC, the master of this sound
Taking all the time he needs to take us there, he unfurls some of the longest, most epic tracks in his catalogue across ‘The Outer Limits’.
All reaching over the 11 minute mark, at least, the 4 tracks are exquisite showcases of ASC at his most expansive, emotive, and rhythmically complex, ranging from swirling deep space polymetrics and vast drone shapes of ‘Arrival’ and the sloshing rolige and vaulted pads of ‘Redshift’, to 17 minute breadth of ‘Blueshift’ with its uniquely tucked percussive permutations and tumutuous synth arrangement, and the waning beauty of ‘Departure’.
One for the techno/bass dreamers.