Boomkat Product Review:
Georgian artist Rezo Glonti coaxes a discrete, star-gazing suite of electronics from the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synth/sampler/controller for One Instrument’s conceptual series
Formerly found on Kate Carr’s Flaming Pines label and occasionally on Tbilisi’s Mutant Radio, Glonti’s work focusses on space and texture, with a certain sort of Middle eastern/Eurasian tang to his tunings helping to define this one. The 8 works are succinct and elegant snapshots of his tactful touch with the machine, with a melancholy, nostalgic allure that may help lull eyelids to half mast and induce sanguine states of mind. Initially awning and cosmic in ‘I Guess It’s Not Yet Li’, he projects into soothing, oceanic space on ‘Pastiche’, and follows melodic whims to the waltzing and iridescent ‘Allegedly’, tempering he flow with lullaby-like tones in ‘Lina’ and tending to the flipside of that feeling in the brooding dread of ‘Net Variations’.
There’s perhaps a clear nod to AFX’s SAWII in ‘random Requiem’ and the choral bliss out ‘Sacrificial Anode’ that comes to resolve in Twin Peaks-y intrigue on ‘Dr. Eric Last’.