Split EP of future-wave IDM talent from the greater northwest. (A) contains a pair of finely formed midtempo beat-flicker gems w/occasional distorted drum-machine imaging & soft supple melodic iconography. Flip feats mellow dub-flecked track.
CNS Engineering creats a new maximalist fusion of all forms of machine music from immersive ambience to thick techno & broken breaks. On flip Monkey+1 takes no prisoners with his downtempo breakbeat destruction yet maintains a steady Hip-Hop flavor.
After countless comps & split 12`s here is debut full-length humanizing swung clank from his machines to turn loose scores of strange ocean floor crawlers. Broken prog acid lines & sandbox melodies temper elaborate epics of janky analog electro.
Chris Douglas is an audio journalist documenting a rapidly expanding post-organic world; & also an artist using technological abstraction as a medium through which to express sometimes frighteningly visceral human emotion.