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Plunging deeper down the wormhole after a pair of TTT aces, synth animist Waswaas summons his gear for a particularly potent, psychological excursion on a 2nd self-released trip via his La Nihaya imprint, tipped if yr into The Wyrding Module, Jeff Mills, 0PN, Surgeon.
Reversing into unknown, dystopian futures, ‘Technetronic’ marks five years since Waswaas first docked with The Trilogy Tapes on 2019’s ‘Antidote’, in which time he’s developed a richly expressive slant on a field of modular synth music that all too often falls into the category of wishy washy noodling. Not so with Waswaas, who maps sprawling, sacred geometries with an unearthly gravitational force and psychic levity.
Expanding on the sonic neuroses secreted via his ‘Memories of Perversion’ album in 2020, the music feels to reference Mark Fisher’s notions on late capitalism and technological overstimulation as invoking states of psychic distress. Waswaas uses his mix of machines to process and navigate that contemporary state of mind, travelling from kaotic harmonies to passages of rhythmic tumult and beatific bliss to skirt the abyss of mental black holes and disrupted broken rhythms, shoring up somewhere like Millsart jamming with The Wyrding Module.