Ariadne’s Labyrinth :: Twists & Turns (Touched Music)

Ariadne’s Labyrinth’s aptly-titled album gravitates towards bright electronic fragments and positive melodic bursts.

If Ariadne’s Labyrinth’s Lost And Founded EP (Detroit Underground, 2017) was an igniting spark plug, then Twists & Turns is surely the revved up engine. Described previously as “a mixed assortment, one that balances rapidly rotating pulsars with classical drum’n bass techno,” here we see the talented London-based pianist and violinist paint Plaid-inspired melodies and articulated rhythms as noted on the bubbly electronic contours of “Sound City,” “Tiny Car,” and roughened drum’n bass of  “Omnisomething.” Elsewhere you’ll find pieces like “Patternicity” flicker about with instrumental bliss, rugged beats, and low-end stabs—a splendid and clever soundtrack in its own right. Shuffling percussion is detailed throughout these dozen tracks at breakneck speeds (ie. “Jim’s Secret Portal”) where early IDM moments like Karsten Pflum, Kettel, and Digitonal come to mind. In summary, Ariadne’s Labyrinth’s aptly-titled album gravitates towards bright electronic fragments and positive melodic bursts.

Twists & Turns is available on Touched Music.

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