Boomkat Product Review:
The mercurial, shapeshifting talents of Sam Kidel come correct on his most esoteric and best release to date, the 'String Loops' EP for A Future Without (home to Throwing Snow and Kahn, innit). We've heard him doing Bass-heavy electronica for Immerse and a more cosmic variant for Astro:Dynamics with his buddy Vessel, but every time you think you've grasped his sound, he reappears on some other tip entirely. On 'String Loops' he explores an obvious affection for the drone-pop of Fennesz, Keith Fullerton Whitman's darker experiments and the electro-acoustic manipulations of Tim Hecker, all with a heightened sensitivity for structure and texture which should really appease the attention deficient listeners. Keep 'em peeled for his forthcoming Left_Blank release, too!