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Boomkat Product Review:
Klara Lewis debuts on Editions Mego with the incredible animated sound organisms of 'Ett'.
Sampling from a palette of modified and reconstituted field recordings, Klara's debut compositions yield ten terrarium-like sonic ecologies rich in organic texture and detail enlivened by bristling electronics and insectoid rhythms. They're strange, self-contained units amounting to a complex, beguiling lattice of unique timbres, atmospheric space and coarse yet fluidly woven texturhythms, all infused with a subtle sort of ambient (de)compositional sorcery.
At its best in the wormy dub 12 minute dub 'Altered' we can draw comparisons with everything from Katie Gately's concrète sound designs to Kassel Jaeger or Senufo Editions pieces, whilst the roiling 'c a t t' bristles like a Mica Levi track, and 'Muezzin' warps serpentine strings to the drone of a call to prayer, resulting what sounds like a melting Muslimgauze effort.
There's a playfully psychedelic and synaesthetic sensitivity to the music on 'Ett', making for a wonderfully disorienting yet incisive vision of sound at its most elemental level.