Boomkat Product Review:
Psychotomimetic acid from Jung An Tagen & Eric Frye’s unremitting duo for Superpang, leading farther down the wormhole from 2020’s ‘Pulsar Acid’ - RIYL EVOL, Thomas Brinkmann, Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy, Florian Hecker
Working within rigid conceptual parameters, Jung-Frye’s 2nd duo turn makes fun in the grid with a bugged out meld of cerebral computer music and pulsing club aesthetics. The 36 tracks playthru as one persistently mutating piece, as with their ‘Pulsar Acid’ of 2020, but this time the component tracks are shorter at 1:30min, with each section introducing a subtly varied new pattern of their superimposed voices and stochastic synth drip that flows like liquified circuitry into the next.
Voices from Jung-Frye’s respective solo works ‘Gremlin Net 2005’ and ‘Diffusion Soliloquies’ oscillate with textures generated from Marcin Pietruszewski’s nuPG software and machine-generated voices in a way that resonates the repetitious auditory illusion of Diana Deutsch’s ‘Phantom Words’ tekkerz, as with Florian Hecker’s ‘2/8 Bregman 4/8 Deutsch 7/8 Hecker 1.8 Höller’ release which has been a constant source of bafflement and amusement to us over the years.
If you’ve got the attention span and tolerance level for this kinda lark, it makes for a deeply trippy, compelling, and even strangely sensual listen, although there’s always the risk that sort of locked in wormhole can also send heads west from whence they may not return. We fall in the former category and could happily follow their momentum for longer. Bet it will sound ace in a live setting too.