Boomkat Product Review:
Eomac’s Eotrax shift dimensions with Lair’s haunting debut EP of processed overtone singing and etheric rhythmic experiments, backed with two subtle techno and ambient augmentations from Rrose.
The air-curdled tone of opener, Invoke immediately recalls Akira Rabelais’ use of the Argeiphontes Lyre software - as used on the eternal classic Spellwauerynsherde - but also strangely recalls Underworld’s Karl Hyde in parts, so there you go. Meld sustains that sound in more reverberant yet still static space, whereas Searching In Circles embellishes the same elements with sparse but dynamic pulses pinging around the soundfield like searching radar bleeps, and Incant seems to invert the effect to cavernously, gaunt and hollowed effect.
Rrose treats the material with a faithful hand, leading the ghostly silhouette of Meld to the darkroom on a pulsing string of pearls leash, and then freezing the same elements in a keening microtonal Distillation recalling work by Eliane Radigue.