Boomkat Product Review:
Peder Mannerfelt commits 70 minutes of locked-in hardware experimentation to the mixtape label department of Tokyo’s Cav Empt following killer action in the Asthma duo and on Fever Ray’s recent album cycle.
Treading in the footsteps of Jon K, Low Jack, The Gerogerigegege, X-Altera and many more before him on the tape series, Peder picks up the baton and runs deep into abstract modular techno matrices full of squirrelly and viscous rhythms swarmed with eerie but playful synth phantasms.
It’s not necessarily a dancefloor set. Rather, it finds Peder fully exercising his kit in a more cosmic-minded style that harks to his production in Roll The Dice with Malcolm Pardon or even his pivotal work for Fever Ray, essentially expressing a puristic take on electronic music that transcends techno, ambient, and contemporary electronic music.
On the A-side expect to be swept from bubbling modular bleeps, thru an immerisve passage of writhing kosmiche, and spat out in shredded flashcore and head-swallowing ambient vortices. With side B, he follows a hunch for chattering vocaloids into mutant ghetto-bass, cyber-tribalism and alien jazz noise, strafing abstract dub and convulsive, deconstructed sci-fi techno.