Japanese minimal and audiovisual artist Ryoji Ikeda completes his 'datamatics' trilogy for Raster Noton, exploring the relationship between sound and data. With material borrowed and re-processed from the previous two albums, micro-rhythms and acute textures masterfully challenge and provoke your ears.
Icelandic composer Daniel Bjarnason, who collaborated with Ben Frost on the Solaris project, follows up 2009's 'Processions' with this portentous selection of works. It's magnificent to hear intense and daring, modern classical works on a huge orchestral scale, engineered meticulously too. Stunning.
Ivan Pavlov's second release on the mighty Editions Mego, departing substantially from 'IIRON's gritty metallic dirge with retrofuturistic synths strangled from electronic pop, with even a touch of deranged disco. Uncompromising as ever, he scrutinises his sonic material from its core in surprisingly enjoyable ways.
Our favourite computer music hooligans return with a fifth album, still dissecting the DNA of rave and this time with dimensions of theoretical physics their playing field. The power sonics of hoovers and saw waves trigger kinaesthetic nausea in your innards that fans of Haswell, Hecker, Fell, Schmickler will relish.
A true old-timer, his career spanning back to the early '90s and now on his eighth album, John Beltran remains consistent in his marvellous stylistic breadth and spine-tingling depth. Ambient yes, touches of live instrumentation, epic strings, wistful textures, sweet melodies leak over house and techno heritage.
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