Boomkat Product Review:
Public Information kick off a promising new batch - their first since Ekoplekz's 'Dromilly Vale' EP - with an unpredictable debut of divergent squashed Techno, oriental electronics and cosmic noise from Austin Cesear. Aside from sharing the fact he lives in California's Bay Area, even the label are stuck for background info on this fella, simply letting the music speak for itself. It's an accomplished and enigmatic affair; an educated guess would tell us it's all analogue - everything's got a lovely wow & flutter - and richly informed by the purest states of electronic music, from Dub to Kosmische and Brum/Berlin Techno. There are obvious comparisons to be made with 100% Silk's impressionist House and definitely with the mottled Dub Techno of Opal Tapes' 1st batch from Huerco S. and Tuff Sherm (Dro Carey), but there's also a richness of clarity and subtly darker dancefloor suss to cuts like the nine minute hypnosis 'Shut In', and 'The Beast' which bucks those analogies. Also, factor in the Muslimgauze-like 'Peralta Palace' and the B.C.-like dub desolation of 'Travellers In Faith Dub' and you've got a wonderfully uncertain, organically freeform sound finding its feet before your ears, and that's always been one of the most compelling, alluring things about new electronic music, no?