Boomkat Product Review:
Compelling transmission of rhythm-driven compositions “utilising a digital reverb (and multi-effects) unit from 1995” realised by Adam Asnan, a London/Berlin-based musician and location sound recordist.
REV Sets cannily resonates with the percussive ballistics and proprioceptions of Raime, Photek and Shackleton at their most stripped down, as well as working in a long-established idiom stretching back thru the electroacoustic and musique concrète studies of Bernard Parmegiani and Dennis Smalley (who coincidentally supervised on Asnan’s MA in Electroacoustic composition).
Paying very close attention to precise movements in an enclosed space, his studies alternately sound like a lone taiko drummer perfecting his technique with ritual dedication, or like somebody playing gamelan by pinging marbles off the interior of your skull, especially when ingested via good headphones.
Everything operates in acres of un/real space, surely promoting “the aesthetic potential of recorded, amplified sound, the auditory ‘image’ and the virtues of spatialisation” as per his intentions.
They’re very canny pieces, equally useful for playing imaginary games of catch at home and, we’d imagine, as DJ tools on a big system or wherever you fancy.