Boomkat Product Review:
Audiobulb label owner David Newman presents another set of Autistici works, this time remixed by the great and the good of conteporary electronica: contrbutions come from acts like Richard Chartier, Francisco Lopez, Isan, Sawako and Ian Hawgood with Danny Norbury. The album begins with ex-Slowdive drummer Simon Scott, whose 'Orexis' takes on a studious dissection of static and tiny acoustic timbres. From within all this whirring minimalism a backdraft of granular drone rises up and takes the track to its finale. Bluermutt's 'Telephone Library' is a more melodic electronica enterprise, in keeping with Isan's tuneful electroacoustic study 'Isan Ice Later', which beautifully mixes together percussive sounds, crystalline bell tones, xylophone (and very possibly something to do with ice, given the title) plus bowed strings. A similar strategy is adopted by Ian Hawgood and Danny Norbury, whose collaboration yields some arrestingly lovely results, particularly thanks to the addition of Norbury's arcing cello strokes. Bridging a gap between this and the more experimental material is Sawako, whose music is either very experimental electropop or very tuneful microsound, depending on your perspective. Either way, her 'Tide Ride' is a clear-cut album highlight. Richard Chartier and Francisco Lopez fly the flag for the more lowercase end of the experimental music spectrum, fashioning some incredibly detailed, incredibly quiet compositions from the source material, with Chartier's 'Wire.Re' standing out in particular.