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If Oval and Squarepusher did a sprog, it may come out shaped like Bisk’s hyper jazz braindance for Kassem Mosse’s Ominira
Born and based in Tokyo, Bisk first emerged in the ‘90s with notable, but overlooked, outings including albums for Sub Rosa, and a freakish remix of East Flatbush Project’s classic ‘Tried By Twelve’ on a classic remix set of contemporaries including Tom Jenkinson and Æ. We gauge that he was a bit dismayed at the reception to his music back then, and took 12 years off before returning in the past decade with adroit fusions of IDM, R&B, and techno.
On ‘Vacation Package’ he receives the attentions of Ominira, and likely a wider audience, for his crisply articulated hybrids bridging the gap between ‘90s glitch, Foodman’s footwork, and Brainfeeder jazz, with particular standouts in the sparkling mix of braindance and Haruomi Hosono-like techno-pop in ‘Like Peaches’, a frenetic MIDI funk jam ‘Sectional View’, and the slippery tekkers of ’Solid State Anxiety’ all sure to please fans of the fruitiest chord chops and squiggly syncopations.