Boomkat Product Review:
Floating Points collaborator Destiny71z collects up last year's EPs with a handful of new material: housey modular electronica for the afters.
Last year, a trio of EPs emerged on Eglo credited to unknown artist Destiny71z. These tracks, created using the Buchla Music Easel and a beatboxes and other bits of modular kit, sounded like Floating Points doing "Analord" covers - slick and groovy, but undeniably spannered. "Six" combines the material on these records, adds a few more tracks and reveals the identity of Destiny71z as Matthew Kirkis from the Floating Points live band. So the Floating Points comparison makes perfect sense then.
It's the modular focus that gives "Six" its own character though, blessing each track with a hands-on immediacy and brittle squelch that feels a few paces from most contemporary DAWtronica. Just like AFX's "Analord" series celebrated the breathy, funk-fwd feeling of playing wyrd dance music on a room full of machines, "Six" follows suit, basking in analog goodness and the freewheeling sound you get when attempting to force your boxes to do as they're told. Cosmic.