Boomkat Product Review:
If Conrad Schnitzler and Lorenzo Senni soundtracked a new version of Jodorowsky’s thwarted Dune, it may well sound something like JG Thirlwell aka Xordox’s mind-bending Neospection.
In coining his Xordox alias, the legendary sound designer/producer embarks a thrilling new trajectory, aided here on his first mission by the glittering processed guitar of Sarah Lipstate (Noveller) and stunningly animated in-the-mix at Lazer Studios by Al Carlson (who works extensively with 0PN).
Adding yet another string to Thirlwell’s cosmic bow, the results feels like he’s trapped in a mad time-warp connecting Schnitzler’s early pulsers with the mutant noise-techno dimensions of Carlos Giffoni and the Lorenzo Senni’s PointillisticT aesthetics, yielding a trip that maybe never reaches its unknown destination, yet flings up some extraordinary sights and sensations along the way.
It’s all probably best described in terms of arithmetic calculations and quantum physics, but my burner phone’s calculator is bust so you’ll just have to use your ears or take it on trust that there’s some really effing wild things going on inside - especially with the curdled cosmic EBM of Corridor in the final stages of descent, whilst Alto Velocidad steps on the acid booster with epic, cheek-pulling G-force and the final couplet of Destination: Infinity and Asteroid Dust’s decimated diamond contours should be checked by fans of S U R V I V E’s Stranger Things score.