Boomkat Product Review:
Part of a really killer batch, Quiet Time With Aquarian renders a deeply faded mixtape of illbient, soul, flashcore and jungle from Toronto-via-NYC’s Aquarian to accompany ace Quiet Time instalments from Huerco S, BABY and MONEY.
We’ve had an ear on this producer ever since his technoid mutations began creeping out on UNO circa their pivotal Arca releases in 2012. He’s been relatively quiet since then, with a digital single release Bad Feeling / Insulin to his name in 2016, and this 19 minute mix ’n blend of original material making up his broadest, dankest trench of material to date.
It’s one of those mixes that transcends the sum of its parts, reorganising his original components into a sort of writhing, lurching organism or nocturnal cyber golem that morphs from sludgy crack to palpitating techno and vicious jungle in convulsive, shapeshifting spasms with grippingly haptic twists.