Boomkat Product Review:
Following the acidic squelch of ‘Circle Music’ last year, Brisbane bloke Eugene Carchesio returns with its sequel ‘Circle Music II’ and comes with a drum machine in tow. Still based on the phasing synthesized drones that made the first installment so arresting, ‘Circle Music II’ goes even further down the acid rabbit hole, bringing to mind early Plastikman as well as more recent electronic innovators T++ and Ricardo Donoso. The music still however retains its peculiar meditative edge, sharing as much in common with Terry Riley as it does with any of Carchesio’s more jackin’ peers, and while this is no doubt a product of the process it does give a breath of uniqueness to the productions. Less distorted than its predecessor, ‘Circle Music II’ is far more than mere continuation, it feels more focused and more pointed – gone are any meandering moments; this is economic and arresting stuff, and while Carchesio’s music revels in an almost delirious minimalism, there’s never a dull moment.