Boomkat Product Review:
Seth Horvitz's latest Rrose excursion splits their deftly-engineered dancefloor minimalism with angled gear aimed at scratching the brain's grimiest recesses.
Of all the artists who approach minimal techno from an experimental perspective, Horvitz is one of the remaining practitioners who allows their experience and education to inform innovation rather than aggy repetition. Their work in psychoacoustics always lends his productions a hallucinogenic sparkle, and "Tulip Space" is no different. Even when she's working the main room, like on opening track 'A Row of Cylinders', there's a heaving throb that's been precision crafted to coax just the right kind of physicality from dancers.
On the rest of the EP, Horvitz's experimentation is given space to froth into a rolling boil. 'Squared' is an utterly mindbending mix of phasing, rattling pops and what might be a bassline - anxious doesn't do it justice, it's like an alternative soundtrack to Abel Ferrara's controversial "Driller Killer" for the post-Klock klubnacht set. The flipside's leadoff 'In Place of Matter' cools down the tempo to an almost funky crawl, but retains the disorienting percussive tweaks, and 'In Place of Mortar' freezes the sounds into icy crunches, removing any trace of a beat altogether. V good this one.