Boomkat Product Review:
From the label who (eventually) brought you Alog's much delayed Islands Of Memory comes this splendid collection of electronic experiments from Swiss artist Samuel Vaney. This, his debut album, combines uncompromisingly minimal arrangements with a keen sense of melody, functioning at its best on the warm post-glitch soundscapes of Monoski' or the beautiful, chiming opener 'Qwertz'. 'Aikon' meanwhile represents a different strand of Consor's music, sounding a little like a concerto for mobile phone interference, made up of a few stray feedback singles embedded in a backdrop of electrostatically charged crackle. More noisy sound designs crop up on 'Niqorb', a rhythmic piece held together by extreme flange and fizzy overdrive. As is the case with much of the album it feels as if its narrative is largely informed by sound engineering experiments than conventional compositional approaches. This working method pays off nicely though, and informs the coarsely fashioned melodics of 'Ersatz' and the more esoteric, drone based movements of 'Sastellite' and the fifteen-minute closer 'Minotaur's Fall'.