Boomkat Product Review:
Crafty ear floss from Japan native Aono Hirofumi for Illinois’ Forgot Imprint, working somewhere between Pita and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
The 28-minute playtime of ’Summer Wars’ gives ample room for A0N0 to explore the full range of his palette, revealed in waves of granular texture that cumulate into vicious walls of noise, just as easily as they disperse to moments of genuinely lush pathos.
It’s a conception and execution of noise that we’ve not heard done quite like this for some time, recalling the oblique computer music of Pita one minute, then the textured, ravishing nostalgic gauze of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma the next, or maybe even better compared to Pita’s work with Fennesz and Jim O’Rourke (Fenn O’Berg) at its best. Patience rewards right here.