Boomkat Product Review:
In the deeply absorbing Organism for German avant-garde label, Karlrecords, Iranian artist Porya Hatami deftly tempers the sweeter tendencies of Berlin’s Arovane to realise some of the subtlest, most elusive material in either’s catalogue.
Taking shape as a series of 19 silty arabesques, each parts feel as though it was sketched in sand and oil, full of shifting patterns that slosh and evolve with a sort of gauzy brownian motion in elemental electronic microcosms.
You can feel Arovane’s intricate harmonic urges practically deferred and diffracted by Hatami’s abstract, granular processing, if effect perpetually staving off the ghosts of convention and keeping the arrangement’s emotive impact wonderfully intangible, only occasionally allowing more discernible melodic and harmonic forms to rise to the surface, before smudging them back into the piece’s quantum flux.
Maybe best to imagine yourself as a single particle flushed thru their system, detached of any handrails and left to the inherent logic of the Organism itself.
RIYL Xenakis, Jim O’Rourke & Kassel Jaeger, Anthony Manning