Boomkat Product Review:
Belgian/Italian duo Andrea Taeggi and Koenraad Ecker isolate a diffuse mixture of techno and concrète noise with 'Apophenia' for Opal Tapes. Building on the decayed structures of last year's 'Contrapasso' album, their latest blends the chaotic virtues of their improvisational approach with a more premeditated logic, manifesting five arcane constructions balancing abstract expression and rugged, grooving purpose. In that sense it works well alongside Opal Tapes' boss Basic House, but Lumisokea's rhythms are more tetchy, incendiary, liable to combust like the 3-step IDM of 'Eleven' or buckle and split in the scratchy, agitated torque of 'Flares' and the tumbling convolutions of the title track, as opposed to Ste Bishop's oppressive mutant chug. We can imagine this record becoming a useful tool for the most fearless neo-industrial DJs.