Boomkat Product Review:
"Certain Creatures (born Oliver Chapoy) offers up Vipassanā, his debut 2xLP album on Styles Upon Styles.
The album features eleven songs centered around the relationship between power electronics, techno and darkwave pop.
Oliver's resume extends from the early 90's when he was a pivotal player in Miami's hardcore scene by way of his band, Shai Hulud, before moving into post-rock territory (Saxon Shore) and electronic pop (Warm Ghost). Since departing from Warm Ghost, however, Oliver has focused on electronics in a solo environment: His first release as Certain Creatures dropped in 2013 as part of SUS's Bangers & Ash 12" series, w/ guest vocals from Stuart Argabright.
His collaboration with Stuart led to the most prominent credit in Oliver's production career: the opportunity to produce Black Rain's first album of new material since 1996. Dark Pool (Blackest Ever Black), heralded as Black Rain's comeback proper, provided the best scope of Oliver's production and compositional talent to date. With Vipassanā, Oliver offers his first full-length solo excursion.
Paul Corley (Oneohtrix Point Never, Prurient, Tim Hecker, Antony) mixed Vipassanā,which features guest vocals from Bonnie Baxter (Shadowbox / Kill Alters) and Jon Philpot (Bear in Heaven) on "The Suffering Seas" and "In Safety of Cold Light," respectively."