Boomkat Product Review:
Sublime, vaporous sonics from north west America's Karmelloz. The title, 'Silicon Forest' refers to the artist's locale, and specifically the cluster of hi-tech companies clustered between Beaverton and Hillsboro in the U.S. state of Oregon. When coupled with his background in studying neuroscience and psychology, Karmelloz' sixth album can be taken as an abstract reading of the region's shifting psycho-geography, whether emulating the invisible buzz and convulsing chaos of massed electronic signals in 'Nighttime Silence' or the strange meld of accelerated culture and natural wilderness with the fluid hyperreality of 'Nay' and 'Yan'. On the other hand, the more tangible dancefloor structures of cuts like the chiming B-more and ballroom bouncers, 'Blunt Tutorial' and 'Battery Acid', or the supple house flex, 'Coming Up', sound like what you'd imagine they play to guys wearing google-glass and necking smart drugs at the IntraCorp Mechaplex lunchtime disco.