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Funky arithmetics from NZ’s mhz, turning mathematical functions into crispy glitch techno with a severely ascetic but playful style of computer music RIYL Ryoji Ikeda, CoH, Powell, Rian Treanor, NYZ, Sote
Mo. H Zareei is an Iranian artist/reasearcher making electronic music in Wellington, New Zealand, where they use custom-built software and hardware to explore the limitations of their mediums in a range of compositions, kinetic sculptures, and audiovisual installations. On their debut for Important, mhz expresses the mathematical ‘Function’ of the album title in eight brittle tracks that thankfully don’t box our heads like a maths class.
Rather, for all their dryness and austerity, MHz’s rigorous tekkers results in hypnotic patterns and dancefloor traction that should light up fans of the purest electronics; from the insectoid pulses of ‘y = -1/x’, to CoH’s like cone-testing techno in ‘y = x’, the pinched electroid syncopation of ‘y = 1/x^2’, Ikeda-esque micro-shuffle in ‘y = sin(x)cos(x)’ and the pointillist jabs of ‘y = cos(x)’.