Boomkat Product Review:
A big one for the digital rave crew, Daniel M Karlsson goes thru some brilliant, mutant motions in Expanding And Overwriting for Berlin’s blossoming Conditional label - home to wickedly warped gear by Phil Juilian, rkss, Callum Gunn and more.
Measuring the right amounta experimentation and dancefloor functionality, Karlsson veers from strobing acid steppers’ recalling Æ in I Set You, thru to twitching and bewitchingly melodic gear in Gaining traction with local branches, thru dense cascading harmonics on FM Keeps Its Promises, to do Gescom-style acid kmorphosis in Proper No Proper and what sounds like Peder Mannerfelt and Rian Treanor playing ping pong on the title track. Don’t sleep on this!
“Encompassing themes of transhumanism, capitalism, electronic music history and police brutality, 'Expanding and overwriting' is a work of intense focus and attention to detail, while retaining a sense of playful wonder in its many gleaming surfaces. Moving from processed acid workouts to topologically longform FM synthesis suites, Daniel M Karlsson's inherent curiosity and individuality make for a unique, sublime listen.
Created with live coding software TidalCycles, along with processing both during recording and after, jittering rhythms boom and collide in an uncanny space, as if propelled through a viscous cloud. Monolithic tones fold in on themselves and reassemble. A new music for a new world.”