Boomkat Product Review:
Amorce broaches Osiris Music UK with a bruised and bruising debut LP of noise-clad, bass-heavy rolige, placing him in good stead on the mutating label among the likes of Killawatt, Pessimist, and Mønic.
Urged by a cryptic sci-fi spirit, the Confounded LP is rendered in a greyscale palette of gaseous distortion and plasmic subs laced with samples of dialogue in a classic, darkside UK style, seeking to blunt the edges of techno, D&B with techniques adapted from noise and cinematic sound design and, in the process, echo the dankest edges of those styles with a more elusive, enigmatic sound more relevant to uncertain and unsettling times.
As a thing unto itself, the Confounded LP works as an immersive statement of intent from a new artist, defining his steeply abstract sound with a naturalistic flourish and send elf tension and release that’s his own entirely.
However, if you want to break it down for the dance out whatever, there’s some strong gear to be found in the rollicking, gravelly hydrolicks of Confounded and the mulched structural pressure of Strange Conversations, plus some dead shifty late night movements in The Brink.