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Co La renders a morphing, 20 minute tapestry of fresh, abstract sound design on Ohio’s Orange Milk Records
The most significant release from Matt Papich a.k.a. Co La since his ‘No No’ LP for 0PN’s Software label and his work on the Lifted LP for PAN in 2015 (discounting a wicked track on 12” for 369 Us), ‘Sensory Dub Example’ captures Papich stretching out over a single, 20 minute canvas in four loose fitting parts.
The 1st Q is spent establishing ambient electro-acoustic dimensions somewhere between Visible Cloaks and Sugai Ken, with a canny voice intoning “this stuff smells so good but it doesn’t taste like anything”, like a more genteel, less in-your-face SOPHIE or PC Music piece, before the 2nd Q unfolds along more cartoonish lines of inquiry into precisely blunted and then floral baroque figures. In the 3rd Q it becomes more inward looking, gruffly textured and discordant, ultimately shifting into more melting, soured sounds and synthetically windswept dynamics by the piece’s close.