Boomkat Product Review:
High grade computer music from Heinrich Schwarzer, generating glorious chromatic colour and ribboning, polymetric dynamics from crafty synthesis on a doozy for Calum Gunn’s keenly watched label, Conditional
Chasing up a smart 2018 debut with Manchester’s Mutualism, Schwarzer articulates a singular twyst on the sort of styles associated with Mark Fell (Rian Treanor, Gávor Lázár, Second Woman, Barker et al) in ‘Zähler, Figur, Puls 0 - 2’, getting the most out of his minimalist, hyper-processed tekkers in eight hyperpointillist arrangements flush with humour and accented with uniquely endearing turns of phrase.
As we gauge from message board threads, this sound really appears to split the crowd right now, and that’s always a sign that the musicians behind it are onto something. Far as we’re concerned, it’s some of the most thrilling music around, unshackling olde world conventions and offering ravishing new perspectives on dance and electronic music’s most vital components. But that’s just us, and if you’re a curmudgeon we simply can’t help ya.
Use your ears and the sheer brilliance of works such as the hyperballetic ‘Zahler2 2-36,’ the diffractive genius of ‘Figur&Puls0 1-42’, and the monkeying acrobatics of ‘Figur0 3-39’ will be apparent to fans of those listed above and through to the likes of Jlin, Goooose, Vladislav Delay, and the widest angles of free jazz and early electronics.
Be daft not to.