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Dutch techno DJ and producer Elisa Batti compiled "The Logic of Chaos" over a three year period, recording each of the album's four pieces with a single instrument.
Batti was inspired by the limitations of the brief, finding that it gave her the freedom to compose in a more creative manner. The opening track was made using a Chinese zither, and produced with Sebastian Josef Brunnlechner as they put together sound design for an installation. It's moving material, focused around a single drone with plucked harmonics that give the piece rhythm and motion. 'Slow Fall' was written alongside pianist Marko Ivic, and while Iciv played piano, Batti processed the sounds simultaneously.
The final two pieces show Batti's electronic side, focusing on the Moog Mother-32 and the Korg Minilogue respectively. 'Taiga' is a cloudy sheet-drone wobbler, that sounds as if it could erupt into a 4/4 pulse at any moment, and 'Ecstatic' sounds like a lost kosmische improvisation, with zonked reverb and fuzzed-out saturation to match. Really good stuff.