Boomkat Product Review
Apparently for this brief set of four recordings Swiss experimentalist Ralph Steinbruchel started out with simply a handful of instrumental recordings. It’s almost possible to hear it, but the burned out fingerprints of each instrument is all that remains under elongated digital drones and familiar glitches. Occasionally a hiccupping rhythm will reveal itself as a xylophone, or a drone might just for a second let its guard down and sound like a guitar, but for the most part Steinbruchel has transformed these sounds into something absolutely his own. Fans of recent Raster Noton releases (especially Alva Noto’s collaborations and experimentations) should check this without delay; Steinbruchel’s work is up there with the best of them. Recommended.