Boomkat Product Review:
Feeling this one; another Superpang ace from Ken Ikeda, this time with Daniel Kordik on a batch of taut, chewy, pugilistic and proprioceptive algo jams for Mark Fell, Autechre, William Fields, Farmers Manual freaks.
Erring to the more poised than frantic ends of absolute abstraction, Kordik (sequenced modular synth) & Ikeda (Yamaha TX-802) find a fine balance of ethereal and corporeal in their explorations of space and meter. The bookending parts display an enchanting sensitivity to space, with subtler offbeat millipede-trot rhythms reminding of Mark Fell’s experiments with shifting percussive patterns, and ‘K’ gives up some very satisfying elastic long and resonant harmonics, beside more muscular free jazzy AAutechrian gear in ‘B’, and the uncanniest, heightened proprioceptive probes in ‘G’, and psychoacoustic tekkerz deployed on ‘H’. Yeno what we’re getting at for the freakier lads and lasses; feast thine ears.