Boomkat Product Review:
Finnish Algoraver Joonas Siren shuffles over to CDMX cyber-dance outpost Infinite Machine for his latest set of eco-aware club deconstructions following 2020's Gin&Platonic-released "Epoch" tape.
Using hi-end code-based compositional methods, Siren strips the meat from the bones of future club forms on "Inertia", splitting the difference between post-"Confield" Autechre-styled sound design and anvil-strength Dutch hardstyle. Overdriven kick drums are traced into chattering buzz-clouds ov DSP-powered insectoid chirps, spiraled past their Terrodrome origins into psychedelic vortexes of advanced sound design and chaotic rhythm. 'Chaosmosis is the best early example of this, rupturing any semblance of a rhythmic template into splintered bytes of splattery kicks, hats and snares that hiccup from robotic syncopation into nightmarish, 200bpm granular fug.
'Morphogenesis' is more trackable on the surface level, bursting into action with a rapid-fire 4/4 hardstyle burp that's set cautiously against new age pads and footwork-style claps - but Siren can't maintain the momentum for long, and dislocates the format completely, loosening the atmosphere with airlock sound design and 'Bucephalus Bouncing Ball' drum experiments.
"Inertia" develops satisfyingly as it descends further into sonic abstraction, touching on Renick Bell's precise rhythmexperiments with tracks like 'Zamenhof' and 'Sad Passions', and breaching noisier, more abstract spaces on the dissociated 'Futurability'. For anyone looking to visualize how club music's fringes are informing the genre's vanguard thinkers, Siren's latest is a pathfinding indicator.