Boomkat Product Review:
Spasmodic free techno ballistics by a graduate of the now-defunct Spectrum Spools, comparable with Æ, Rian Treanor, Richard Devine, or Keith Fullerton Whitman’s GRM chicanery.
Marking 10 years since their LP for Spectrum Spools, and a few more since their part in the caboladies split with 0PN, Eric Lanham presents a wicked mix of free jazz energy and nerve-spliced techno recorded in his native Florida, 2016. ‘Objet Dirt’ notably differs from practically everything else in his catalogue, taking a far more restless approach than usual, and with results that reflect far-flung movements at the fringes of contemporary dance and electronic music. Its seven tracks leave no 2 seconds of music wanting for amorphous detail as he persistently shreds the rug under your feet and splinters bones in diffractive, mercurial meters.
No doubt it’s music for the keenest fans of freakish dance music, enacting a range of rhythmic possibilities that may not be suited for the main rooms or line-dancing types, but should thrill the harder to please listeners. We’re already plotting spaces in DJ sets for the likes of his recoiling hyper-electro jitters in the title tune, and likewise the displaced dreams of ‘CSFEO Alt’ and the glassier, pendulous pulses and Lifted-esque jazz chords of ‘Rasp’, while the knotted convolutions of ‘Noon Element’ remind to Rian Treanor’s work with Ugandan musicians, and ‘Loblolly Stroll In Trio’ expands his remit of 20+ mins of fractal madness surely redolent of KFW’s GRM experiments.