Boomkat Product Review:
In case you hadn't noticed, the gurning genius is back with 'Syro', his first new LP since 'Drukqs' (2001).
Culled from his legendary trove of recordings, it's apparently "about a fifth" of what he's done in the last 10 years, "…one album out of many possible ones", according to his interview with Rolling Stone.
After a couple of whizzes thru, we'd say it lands somewhere between 'Drukqs' and the Analord series of 2005 - no real surprises there, then - leaning heavy on trademark breakbeat funk and hyper-jazzy/classical arrangements for the most, and saving one saunter into pastoral piano realms for the vinegar strokes of 'aisatsana'.
If we're playing favourites, then the bittersweet breakbeat fugue, 'XMAS_EVET10 [Thanaton3 Mix]' is up there, as is the epic centrepiece of 'CIRCLONT6A [syrobonkus Mix]', and we can definitely imagine the bruk-techno torque of 'Produk 29', and the refractive, penultimate junglism 's950tx16wasr10 [earth portal mix] both getting a good rinse out in the wilder dances. Essentially he still seems to be cursed with the most profitable form of compositional ADD, which is bound to register with mad scones and boom loons the world over.