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One of Europe’s leading computer music specialists explores her advanced spatio-temporal sensitivities and tech-nous in a dead solid debut for Editions Mego.
Following from Suzanne Kirchmayr aka Electric Indigo’s ‘5 1 1 5 9 3’ album of angular breaks and odd, speech-generated intricacies for Monolake’s Imbalance Computer Music label, ‘Ferrum’ sees the former Hardwax employee and pivotal Berlin artist give more attention to metallic sounds, while also exploring more fluid sorts of techno impulses. A big tip if you like the music of Rrose, AGF, Monolake, T++.
“Ferrum is a large-scale exploration of inharmonic timbres, oscillating between brutal grinding textures and intricate percussive singularities, created by digitally transforming recordings of various metallic objects.
Susanne Kirchmayr's new album takes a close personal look at the spectral richness of iron and other metals, in various shapes and sizes, recorded, processed and arranged to a carefully curated selection of musical miniatures. Some of the results are an obvious nod to her Electric Indigo DJ alias, music that could be played on the dance floor of an alien cargo ship, both highly familiar and foreign at the same time. Others offer almost steady-state like meditative qualities, vibrations from deep within, on a sub atomic level, full of light and motion on the tiniest possible scale. The limitation in material opens up a seemingly unlimited world of colours and rhythms, oscillating, resonating and highly immersive.”