Boomkat Product Review:
One of Raster-Noton’s newest, most virulent recruits fillets the themes of his previous solo album, La Demeure; Il Y A Peril En La Demeure into the variegated post-techno, drone and ambient dimensions of the 3-part, 19 track Spielraum|Allgegenwart|Strahlung, after teaming up with Jesse Osborne-Lanthier on the C L S M LP with Cosmo Rhythmatic.
It’s Lichtenberger’s most substantial and perhaps definitive work in some five years of releases. Taking cues from his last LP and the titular trio of keywords, Spielraum|Allgegenwart|Strahlung, it forms a metaphorical mass of related, yet not conceptualised, gestures riddled with an emotive irrationality that reflects upon the near past, rather than looking ahead.
Tooled with typically Raster-Noton levels of production detail and space, the 19 cuts sprawl between clinically clipped garage-techno diction in 001 0315 13 dest thru crushing Autechrian hip hop styles in 003 0415 09 0215 13 youtube beat mainliner-singleshots recs arrg ! e short and 002 0415 09 re1214 06 re 1114 27 re 1014 21 re 0614 20 lv 2g 2 b, before turning inwards with the gloaming electro-acoustic drones and room recording of 001 002 no in rev + 1115 10 d 2 and uncanny sci-fi turned to reality with the robotically chirpy chap chatting about weightless in 003 fat crusher system, and stepping off into weightless zones compatible with Mr. Mitch courtesy of the woozy organ refrain and smoothly contoured downbeat lurch of 001 1215 06 re1115 26 1b (he’s really got a way with those titles, eh?).