Boomkat Product Review:
Spectrum Spools follow up their stupendous Second Woman release with a sterling second entry from Brett Naucke, pursuing the intricate synthesis of his 'Seed' LP into this riveting session of multi-dimensional, crystalline designs. Expect a steeply psychotropic series of events, twysting cues from the artist’s distant childhood memories into a polymetric complex of ideas intersecting chaoticm kosmiche, avant garde and concrète disciplines, but somehow maintaining a filigree thread of narrative logic that ties it all together. RIYL Bee Mask, 0PN, MoM, Second Woman
“The Mansion finds Naucke at the peak of his powers with a fresh array of meticulously composed psychotropic tapestries. Themes based on a childhood home, now a distant memory, reveal a mysterious narrative in mind-bending sonic detail. These complex ideas fuse conflicting states of tension and beauty with an organic acumen, each track a piece of the greater whole.
The Mansion is a fine mixture of contemporary concrète structure interlaced with tightly crafted melodic arrangement and hi-fidelity electronic exploration. In addition to his stalwart synthesis, Naucke employs additional personnel featuring vocal duties from Natalie Chami (of Goodwill Smith and TALsounds) and Viola sounds from Whitney Johnson (of Matchess). Field recording, piano and other various instrumentation are also carefully implemented adding a new, deeper dimension to the Naucke oeuvre.
With his most realized set of compositions yet, The Mansion finds Naucke at the paragon of his conceptual and sonic ethos with a work that’s at once deeply meaningful and profound in it’s auditory breadth.”