Boomkat Product Review:
Modular maestro Matt Carlson follows up the alien invention of last years 'Particle Language' LP with a lushly melodic and playful suite erring much closer to his work with Golden Retriever. As NNA's 50th release it perfectly reflects the label's explorative agenda, balancing improvised freedom with avant-garde compositional experiments and taking in shorter pop études along with mind-bending polychromatic sprawls. Apparently there was "little-to-no arpeggiation", all sounds were played in by hand and bear a distinctly human fingerprint of expression, bursting with synaesthetic colour/emotion and engrained with fizzing texture/space in an enveloping wormhole of beguiling sonorities and morphing vocoder tones. We'd recommend checking the warm pop froth of 'Reality Club' and the swirling colour field of 'Standing Wave' to acclimatise to his heady scales, and venture forth if the scenery takes you. Recommended.