Boomkat Product Review:
Powell dissolves his sound into an oblique experimental disarray on ‘multiply the sides’, the first release on A Folder, his private label aside to Diagonal.
Prompted by the thrill of discovering new sounds with new equipment, ‘multiply the sides’ presents the results of Powell following his own nose to try and unpick his own conventions and methodologies, leading him in the process to mostly head-scratching and often frankly unlistenable results. Essentially imagine his older music in a dissociative K-hole state and following down rabbit holes of introspection that some may call challenging.
As big fans of his earlier music it may take us a while to get our heads around this stuff, but that's often no bad thing.