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Off-centre, minimalist techno experiments from Georgia-via-Berlin’s Irakli, moonlighting from his Intergalactic Research Institute For Sound on Hamburg’s ever reliable Dial
‘Major Signals’ is their debut album and most substantial solo payload since arriving on the scene as half of the I/Y duo with yac in 2013. It’s an unpredictable but coherent long player that speaks to all corners of their aesthetic, encompassing minimal techno traits and wistfully wandering asides familiar to Dial, but done in a looser way than one might have been lead to expect from the long-running label.
From Sun Electric-esque ambient coordinates of ‘Forever, to lissom slow acid reminding of Tin Man in ‘Blessing From The Future’, thru to chiming techno landing between Mills and Efdemin on ‘Major Signals’, ‘This Way’ and ‘Surface’ they prove equally adept at multiple modes, but it’s the album comes into it own thru its shapeshifting narrative via odder globules of techno that and starry-eyed ambient that make it more than just a collection of club cuts.