Boomkat Product Review:
**Beat-driven psychedelia and noise from the west coast, new on Brainfeeder** "Citing Brion Gysin as an inspiration, 25-year-old Miguel Baptista Benedict puts a spin on the Dadaist cut-up technique throughout the audio (and title) of his debut solo album. Far beyond the confines of genre, we simply label this “outsider music.” To date, Benedict produced 25 albums between the years of 2008 and 2012. Super(b)-Child-Ran came into existence over the course of three years, a compilation of songs that Benedict and Flying Lotus picked across 6 solid albums created between ‘08-‘10. Initially reaching out to Lotus on a whim in ‘08, two of the tracks - "Oil Free Acne Wash" and "Purge" - were amongst the first batch of tracks Benedict sent. Super(b)-Child-Ran is led by intuition; raw, abstract sound poetry as an expression of chaos and serenity. Entropy flows through distortion, filters, micro-cut effects and discordant melodies. A very minimal and modest studio (consisting of walkie talkies, old keyboards, guitars, loop pedals, even banging on tables) paves for his experimental and gritty sound, a sound he can truly call his own. There are moments of peace, such as the album's opener "Phemy", a daydreamy piano-led song that gives little warning of what's to come. "Subordinate CEO" features Benedict's own vocals, with a subtle dissonance tickling the subconscious, which leads nicely into the loose, languid guitars conversing on "Purge", breeding a curious blend of carefree relaxation and high tension. As an overall body of work, Super(b)-Child-Ran is distorted, upsetting and conflicted at times, yet it remains calming and entrancing throughout."