Boomkat Product Review:
Could this be the new Buddha Machine? Room 40 cap a brilliant run of 2016 releases with this genuinely amazing magic box from Spyros Polychronopoulos, who has arguably just achieved one of modern composition’s smartest goals; to make a piece of music which will, in effect, play infinitely without direct repetition. Please note that this is a bespoke, hand-made item.
Through this genius hand-made black box he takes the ideas of generative music ideas to a logical, algorithmic next level by using electronic means to create the effect of a live musician who is rather wittily trapped within a Polychronopoulos’ box of persistently morphing timbral and temporal paradoxes.
The sounds are practically, and perhaps understandably, indescribable, constantly shifting thru fragments of classical piano, field recordings, glowing drone contours, haptic grains and fizzing scree in a way that’s perhaps best compared in synaesthetic sound/visual terms with looking out of a train window whilst travelling at speed and trying to tune a radio.
We’ve seen a lot of a imaginative, innovative, inventive releases over the years, but in terms of both its aesthetic execution and the amorphous abundance of sounds contained within its neat black box, Live Electronic Music is among the most fascinating that we’ve had the pleasure to encounter.
A release that keeps on giving, in the most literal sense, surely the absolutely perfect gift for music obsessives!