Boomkat Product Review:
On their third album 1000names attempt a more unconscious approach to programming and composition with fine results. Their beats still got swerve and the melodies are equally smooth and boogified, but there's a discernible fluidity and natural contour to 'Invisible Architects' which stands in contrast to the sharp electro angles of previous work. They've placed more emphasis on the aleatoric factors of their live shows and studio improvisations in some search for a rawer, more mysterious form of chaos within their music, a process which yielded twelve tracks of crystalline, hyperprismic electronics. At times like 'Paper Trip' we're reminded of Dam Mantle's febrile rhythmic flow, or with 'Water Resistant' the sort of instinctive flickers and dexterity of Rephlex artist, Dave Monolith, while the woozy flux of 'Pi Day' beautifully accentuates their Balearic sense of dancefloor romance with a psychedelic potency. Fans of Dam Mantle, the Leaving Records sound or Architeq should check this without delay.