Boomkat Product Review:
Fresh off that incredible Equiknoxx album, Demdike Stare’s DDS label takes another sharp swerve and welcomes Antinote’s label founder and longtime producer Iueke to their limited mix series for a sprawling, whacked-out session of electronic dub noise, drum machine workouts and intense sample re-alignment recorded at the Rinse FM France studios earlier this year.
It’s a fucking amazing, sprawling thing, slowly slowly lulling you into a solipsistic soundworld that doesn't give anything away; most of it sounds like it could have been recorded at any point in the last 35 years, all of it drained and rendered in deepest black.
Over the span of an hour there are very few signposts for direction; using a stack of sawn-off of samples and hardware to short-circuit and blur the lines between early electro-acoustic abstraction, techno and noise tropes.
Surreal folk recordings, sonorous metal klang and pulsating oscillators dissolve and resolve in a freaky analog bubblebath, packing a rude, blunt batch of edits unafraid to really let fly with the noise textures. It’s a chewy, sticky thing, sure to get lodged in the back of your teeth, displace a few fillings and lull you into a wickedly zonked state.
This one’s a keeper.