Boomkat Product Review:
Captivatingly abstract ambient convolutions and shifty, textured rhythm studies from Michael Vallera (Cleared, COiN) and Joseph Clayton Mills (Haptic), remerging their Maar duo for an excellent 2nd release with Mexico City’s Umor Rex label. Totally immersive post-techno environments and weightless, diaphanous dub dimensions to get really lost in!
“The title, defined as the interval between transmission and reception of a signal, encapsulates their aesthetic of fissures, broken patterns, and spatial dislocation. Expanding on the palette that characterized their debut Ceto (Umor Rex 2014), Maar draws even more deeply on their influences—in particular, the warped atmospherics of dub and the severity of minimalist composition—to create something that defies easy classification. Translucent drones and traces of field recordings are deployed to create shifting degrees of focus, while flickering electronics are pieced together in a disorienting mosaic. The end result is impossible to locate, an exploration of a landscape that is alternately claustrophobic and mesmerizing.”