Boomkat Product Review:
Enigmatic computer music peculiarities from Niklas Adam, supplying Parsa and Ramtin Niazi’s Active Listeners Club with its quietest, slipperiest audities yet.
‘Reparative Torque’ comes from Denmark’s lowkey hotbed of new electronic music with a quizzical suite of electro-acoustic and concrète computer music that lends a fine new strain of organismic arrangement to the label’s daring missions by CEOs Ben & Jerry, Kahkli Cru, and more recently Olli Aarni fractal electro-dub wonders. It’s intradimensional stuff, probing liminal space between room recordings and amplified electronics with a sensitively patient approach that helps lure inquisitive ears deeper into the music’s spongiform folds and aleatoric logic.
The macroscoped dust mite play and alien synthesised chirrups of ’╔══╦═════╗’ establishes his parameters in a hyperreal mode that informs the rest of the EP, which plays thru seamlessly into fractal echoes of claire rousay’s lower case domestic rustles on ‘╠══╬═╦═══╣' and creaking, brownian slosh of ‘╠══╝╔╩══╦╣’, with the curdled chatter of ‘╠═══╬═══╩╣’ placing his work in a lineage of Xenakis-Hecker-Becker, while ‘╚═══╩════╝’ feels as though we’re calmly being fed thru his digestive tract.