Boomkat Product Review:
Yves De Mey returns to his Grey Branches project for AnD + Tom Dicicco’s Inner Surface Music with a roiling session of modular knocks and fizzing scree in Neuroclaps, which is just about the best title for his potent brand of brain-slapping techno abstraction.
Similar in their mutable structure and metallic tone to his output in the Sendai duo with Peter Van Hoesen, Neuroclaps finds De Mey indulging more fanciful, hard-to-grasp lines of inquiry which will no doubt light up the sets of more wayward DJs and dancefloors who’ve gotten bored with the old heave ho and welcome more challenging tackle.
With that in mind, we point those types - you know who you are - to the album’s rudest, dynamic parts, specifically the pendulous, unquantised future rave of Rushed Corrosion and the pranging, recursive electro-stepper Acrylic Hunger on the first disc, and the tempestuous techno pressure of Split Limb and the tussling post-breakbeat mechanics of the album’s title track on the 2nd plate.
Funky Autechre fiends; fill yer boots!