Boomkat Product Review:
Viennese artist Davor Mikan makes his debut on this sprawling, befuddling album for the Cronica label, a fitting home for such a tricky, labyrinthine work. The Austrian connection makes it all too easy to compare Mikan's music to the output of the Mego crew. Certainly, Taeschung fits in with that sort of ear-shredding disregard for convention, knitting obfuscated sound recordings together with wild electronic signals, alternating between disorientating levels of distortion and the pristine crispness of digital composition. The brief, snippet-like durations of these pieces would probably be conducive to shuffled and looped listening. That sort of fragmented, randomised narrative path would be rather in-keeping with the erratic spluttering that characterises Mikan's work. In any case, the album harbours an abundance of sketched ideas, often evaporating as quickly as they appear, but you'll find yourself replaying them over and over.