Boomkat Product Review:
'The Blue Quicksand Is Going Now' is the debut album by Oliver Perryman a.k.a. FIS.
In pursuit of a sound ecology reflecting the complex dynamics of nature thru electronic music, FIS' un-quantised, texturally abstract compositions have practically ripped the rug from beneath the feet of D&B, techno and ambient music to leave them spinning in gyroscopic hyperspace. Now, after a series of cultishly acclaimed singles for Samurai Horo, Exit and Tri Angle, a.o., he atomises that aesthetic to exhilarating and utterly arresting new levels, leaving the dancefloor and bedroom floor leagues below/above in a mindblowing attempt to manipulate and transcend our earthly binds.
It feels like a sound that, collectively, the extreme anterrior of music has been keening towards for some time - from the amorphous structures of Autechre or Xenakis thru to the ecstatic noise of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Prurient or the sweeping contours of Alice Coltrane and TCF - but few have managed to hatch such a singular, all-at-once, and mercurial style with the ability to move mind and body so effectively as this pinnacle of the artform.