Boomkat Product Review:
Computer music body-bender Gábor Lázár comes on sexier, super supple with his 2nd album of warped garage-techno SND idolatry for Planet Mu .
Marking just shy of a decade since his debut split with Russell Haswell, ‘Boundary Object’ catches Hungarian whizz Gábor Lázár getting right into the spaces between his grooves; meticulously investigating the integers of his pendulous, syncopated rhythms and shearing synth dynamics with a newfound sexiness, while crucially sticking to practically the same palette he’s used across all his releases - from ‘EP16’ thru his lauded collaboration with Mark Fell, and in more recent club calibrations.
There’s a certain emphasis on tactility and dare we say, warmth, to these tracks that distinguishes them from his previous productions, pushing his measure of dry, freakish funk with implied traces of influence from Detroit electro-techno and the kind of inverted dub dynamism plied by Vladislav Delay, but executed with the trim, calligraphic flourish that’s come to best identify his work in recent years.
While still ostensibly too freakish for many aside from the most adventurous DJs, we’ve never failed to see Gábor’s tunes light up a ‘floor when deployed, and can’t wait to hear these ones twiss the dance. The increased sensuality of his arrangements is there from the off with the lysergic tang and fractal punctuation of ‘Boundary Object I’, and diffracted to Sensate Focus level in the puckered trills and flash vamps of ‘Boundary Object II’, with searing Vainqueur-esque chord contrails of its 3rd part. He come more aggressive in track 4, and speaks more acutely to the body with the pants and gasps of its 5th cut kinda imagining Kraftwerk-via-Mark Fell, and really unknots your knees in the closing number’s frayed metallic ligature.