Boomkat Product Review:
Brilliant, baffling geekery from RM Francis, toying with pareidolic perceptions of vocal pattern recognition thru a range of computer music techniques. Believe it or not, no human vocals were used in its creation. In other words; a very playful headf*ck and exactly what Calum Gunn’s Conditional is prized for
“RM Francis explains: The core group of files used in these pieces was created in 2015 for a project that was never released. I found that any one-minute stretch of that body of work was interesting on its own, but that listening for longer periods induced a kind of fatigue; they were hyper-dense in a way that created an overall flatness that left no room for movement. I shelved the project and forgot about it until a couple of years later, when I was testing out some new spectral processing techniques, which formed the basis for a series of performances from May 2017 through August 2018.