Boomkat Product Review:
Ace, minimalist, rhythmelodic workouts from Andrea Taeggi, presenting the first ever recordings made at Willem-Twee synthesis studio in Holland, employing an Analog Computer previously used for flight simulations and as a measurement tool by civil engineers and the army...
Cleverly repurposing military grade gear to his civvie fancy, the Berlin-based artist generates a beguiling set of six parts strongly comparable with the squashed, pendulous productions of Ilpo Väisänen as Liima or Piiri, and the explorative approach of Raster-Noton’s Frank Bretschneider, especially on his recordings of the Subharchord found in ‘Kippschwingungen.’
However, the difference between those releases and this one lies in the unique fidelity of the computer at Willem-Twee studio (itself modelled on the blueprint for Studio di Fonologia RAI in Milan) which generated all the percussive sounds in ‘Zimní Král’. Now, we’ve probably all heard enough minimal bloops and beeps to last us a lifetime, but this demonstration still feels uniquely fresh, crisp and spacious, sloshing in myriad syncopated permutations with a focussed, entrancing intricacy that one doesn’t hear every day.