Boomkat Product Review:
Oh hell yes! Kolkata’s Printiig hails a sorely underrepresented Indian experimental scene in a dizzying volley of elasticated jungle ballistics for Italy’s excellent Superpang
Plugging a vital gap in our knowledge of electronic music from contemporary India, Printiig gives us an accelerated update with the cyclonic breakbeat mania of ‘Walls’. It’s his first international album, proper, and chases up the short sharp vignettes of his 10” lathe cut for The Collection Artaud with a wild unboxing of his ideas on rhythm and meter.
Sadly we’re struggling to think of any other contemporary Indian artists beyond Rian Treanor’s collaborator, Nakul Krishnamurthy, who also work in this arena, but that comparison would be based on slightly tenuous links of rhythmic fascinations, as Nakul comes from a distinct Karnatic classical tradition, whereas Printiig appears to be creating his own tradition from traces of IDM jungle beat science and flashcore, 1000 miles away on the opposite side of India.
Judging from the blinding pointillism of ‘Log’, thru to its inverted ‘Antilog’, and the kind of centipede-insectoid scuttle of ‘Drag’, or the hyperfunk intricacy of ‘Tundra’, we’re more inclined to compare Printiig with Rian Treanor himself, or the outlandish creation of 33EMYBW, and even the obsessive approach of Richard Devine. It’s not for everyone but the keener club music accelerationists will be in their element.