Boomkat Product Review:
Proper techno boffin business: Aleksi Perälä (a.k.a. Ovuca, Astrobotnia) presents the first collection of Colundi-derived tracks outside of his and Grant Wilson-Claridge’s cultish series on AP Musik; some 16 pieces of filigree-detailed but robust dancefloor actions for the Clone Basement Series.
To shed a little light on the Colundi idea: “Aleksi Perälä, whose work for Rephlex and his own AP Musik has continuously sought to push electronic music's boundaries, has created what might be his most extraordinary idea to date. Alongside Grant Wilson Claridge (who runs Rephlex) he has invented a custom musical scale called The Colundi Sequence, an alternative to the standard musical scales most music is composed from. Rather than dividing the keyboard into octaves with semitones, the pair chose specific frequencies to work with, making a scale of 128 resonant frequencies. These frequencies were selected through a variety of methods, including experimentation and taking from ideas on philosophy, psychology, science, human bio-resonance and mysticism."
So, from that fairly radical idea, we’re presented some of the finest, head-thizzing braindancers since Wilson-Claridge & AFX’s legendary Rephlex label shut up shop, pirouetting between a beautifully trippy series of liquified acid chimes and hustling grooves placing a fresh spin on established techno, house and breakbeat structures compatible with your Jeff Mills, Mika Vainio, Terrence Dixon or AFX classics.