Boomkat Product Review:
Barcelona-based sound engineer Andrés Satué aka Huma follows a slew of releases on his own Hedonic Reversal label with this kinetic slab of deconstructed machine-funk modulations for Opal Tapes. RIYL Gábor Lázár, Rian Treanor et al.
Ex-math rocker Satué brings that same algebraic energy to his obsessively engineered electronics, splitting apart dance music and sound design tropes to create cybernetic rhythm experiments in the Mark Fell/SND mode. On 'Flex', hollow kicks rumble thru twinkling cinematic plucks, splitting sheets of heaving noise and grim baroque soundscapes - those same veil-piercing drums burn overdriven wails and music box chimes on 'Interact', stuttering with all the intensity of Autechre's enduring 'Confield'.
There's a stylistic coherence to 'Hyperchaotic' that separates it from so much similar material - Satué uses a harmonic soundset from track to track, so the sonic landscape he creates feels unified throughout. You can listen from beginning to end and it's not always obvious when one track ends and one begins, tempos shift with the gliding flexibility of a knife thru butter, and rhythms mutate like tainted cells in a petri dish.