Boomkat Product Review:
Jaw-dropping sophomore LP from Paul Jebanasam, vaulting into loftiest, TCF-style astrophysics and speculative electronic composition on the Subtext label he’s worked with for over 10 years.
A work of staggering widescreen vision riddled with mineral levels of detail, Continuum comes couched in high-minded philosophy drawing connections between the atomic and the sidereal, intended as “a speculative soundtrack to a timeline stretching from the primordial emergence of organic life through to the unknowable trajectory of the universe.”
It’s a bold gesture for any musician, and one that Jebanasam pulls off with remarkable coherence to life-affirming effect, crystallising and augmenting the aesthetics of his Rites album to flare up a broader spectrum of emotional and dynamic chaos.
Where, say, TCF’s sweeping scapes describe block chain technology and the lucent buzz of good tea, Jebanasam scales up a comparable palette in Continuum to mirror and consolidate “celestial events, algorithmic action and cellular behaviour” within across three nominal gestures “examining whether the conditions that support life and the digital and atomic mechanisms that surround it can continue to work together as one ecology in the face of dynamic and unpredictable change.”
Simply, it’s massively recommended to fans of everything from TCF to Rabit and Roly Porter.