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N.M.O.’s Rubén Patiño switches hairstyle to Lag OS for the Anòmia label from his native Barcelona
Pato’s first solo trip since a split LP with No God Ritual (Xyn Cabal) in 2016 for Hypermedium, is a steeply dissociative demonstration of extreme computer music that feels like K-holing in the middle of a crowd on a hot day, with your senses inverted and dissolved into a sticky ether.
In Swamp 333 Medley we’re extruded like chewing gum picked off a sneaker sole in slow motion, warped and congealing with environmental detritus in a proprioception-baffling roil of upside-down, inside-out dynamics that resolve at a masticated post-techno pulse 10 minutes later.
With Draassig Last Land the effect is more discernibly underwater, or under some viscous substance at least, with seven minutes of discombobulated slosh that leaves listens completely uncertain of their surroundings, before Take AAA Dear emulates something like a sonic allegory of Google’s AI dream imagery, all deliquescent chromatics and phantasmagoric convolution that pinches the pineal gland and squeezes it on the synaesthetic synapses between ears and eyes with keyhole surgery precision.
In other words, some of the most beautifully fcuked up electronic music we’ve heard in ages.