Intriguing and intricate experimental breaks from Noria Lilt.
Brought to us by Swiss imprint Strecke records, The Insiders of the In-Between explores the more atmospheric and interpretive side of jungle music.
The word *deconstructed* comes to mind, but I am not sure if that’s quite appropriate. When applied to club music concepts, it often leaves the rhythm fragmented in favor of an exploration of sounds.
Lots of focus turns to textures, as synths and loops flourish over breaks and hardcore bass. Hazy and energetic, sometimes approaching recklessness, only to be grounded once again by intoxicating syncopation of fuzzy percussion against sharp, smacking snares.
Perhaps if we called this *deconstructed rave* it will be passable – because although Noria Lilt takes some truly experimental liberties with the genre, it never gets to the point of fragmentation beyond the groove.
Complete with remixes from Atrice and MSJY for further reinterpretation of the sounds, this record is actually much bigger than it appears. Taking into consideration the very appealing physical package as well, this one should be on your radar if not already in your headphones….
Audible Life Stream is a new full-length album from multidisciplinary musician and artist Synkretic, brought to us by Megatape Records.
ALS is a brave yet playful collection of tracks. Embracing experimental electronic exploration, the sounds swirl from distorted acid breaks into lofi ambience with acrobatic ease.
Tracks like Nach Jahreziet embrace this lush majestic side like a cozy hug. The rest of the album tends to settle into a nook somewhere between chiptune footwork and progressive trip-hop.
Hinting at braindance with a subtle energy that seems to be bubbling, waiting to explode – Synkretic does a magnificent job keeping things under control, like a surfer taming a rogue wave.
Even at its most chaotic – ALS manages to be incredibly listenable. Quite an impressive accomplishment when utilizing so many unique rhythms and progressions. Structure can easily break down into unmanageable and tangled walls of noise, but what we hear here is true controlled chaos.
Big recommendation on this one – if you agree, do a deep dive on Synkretic to enjoy other creations, both visual and musical. The record is out now both digitally and on Cassette.
Molinos is the newest album from Chilean Beat Producer Lisergishnu (see w/ ATSU), and boy is it a banger!
Inspired by his home city of Villa Alemana, the project is packed with different genres and styles stretched out over the 8 tracks, ranging from chillhop to hectic footwork. Regardless the genre, the beats are dense and interesting, with layers of lush synths and rhythmically interesting percussion. You can download the album via Elemental 97!