Boomkat Product Review:
Modular chameleon Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe returns with this absolutely killer new 35 minute session for Acteurs' fledgling MILD VILNC label, perhaps his most compelling outing yet in what's been a busy year over a succession of projects for DDS, Latency and More Than Human, which have seen him make his machines speak to us like few others.
Lowe takes to the ‘floor in singular style with two mesmerising durational grooves that intersect structures and techniques maybe more commonly associated with Ricardo Villalobos and Ákos Rózmann, as wildly different as those two reference points may seem.
On top, Rohtisiv Eht unspools a beguiling display of skull-scraping textures hingeing on a grinding bottom end and spun to the rafters with recursive dub detailing. Oren Ambarchi’s collaboration with Thomas Brinkmann springs to mind, but even then there’s just something inimitably twisted and focussed at work which could really only come from one guy in dialogue with his circuits.
Down below, Yawa Sdlrow catches him reprising and extending the cantering, head-gargling groove of Heart of Sogguth, found on his amazing 12” for Latency a few months back. This time he replaces that hiccuping, scatty vocal in a slightly quicker, stepping formation, again coming off like a Villalobos special but tucked off and around the groove with the deftness of a flemish weaver who’s found his loom replaced with a modular rack from the far future.
Damn it this is strong!