Boomkat Product Review:
Filfla is one of the several recording aliases of Keiichi Sugimoto, who has previously recorded as Fourcolor (for labels like 12k and Apestaartje), having also worked as a member of electroacoustic four-piece Minamo and the duo Fonica. As with his Fourcolor work, Sugimoto channels electric guitar signals through laptop treatments, resulting in the kind of beautiful gossamer arpeggios of 'Dx (Distance)' or the raindrop-like glitch melodies of 'Epic'. It's telling that this release should arrive as a digital download simultaneously with Fenton's pup - the Dan Abrams record uses such a similar idiom to this. There are nods to more dance-oriented electronics here too however: 'Stanza's chopped beats and almost Detroit-like stabs momentarily transform the complexion of Sugimoto's soundscape, and 'Coy' delivers a flurry of activity with its shattered drum sequences and granular loops.