Banned Book :: Holographic Relationchip (Lagunamuch)

A well-conceived volume of audio delight, Banned Book ceases the moment in this brisk 30-minute jaunt through time. Ripping through a boundless foray of upbeat versus downbeat electronics, Holographic Relationchip reconfigures past and present to deliver a new progression of future sound-escapes.

Banned Book 'Holographic Relationchip'

[Release page] Moscow, Russia’s Lagunamuch have kept a low profile over the years; slowly developing their brand of high-quality electronics in each production. Banned Book is no exception, having carefully woven a detailed mesh of post-AFX frequencies, Arthur Berent manifests a clear trajectory of exp-tinged nostalgia. Sounds from the past morphing into the future, Holographic Relationchip dives straight into an abyss of digital-to-analog beauty bringing elements of Abfhart Hinwil, Novel 23 and Brothomstates to the forefront of a climactic six-track release for Lagunamuch.

Not entirely drowned in atmosphere, Holographic Relationchip casts a beam of synthetic light reflecting a new pathway for electronic music and its sub-genres. “Theories” opens with a cascading depth of crunched beatwork, weaving blips’n bleeps, vocodered whispers, and an emotional pull that is quite gratifying. “Dimmlicht” dips into techno-terrain, a thick brood of crisp synth notes, 4×4 percussion and a hypnotic melody takes the lead on this mysteriously orchestrated, dance-floor ready track. “Death Dumps” projects a more sinister vibration; its tone is tinged with industrialized wastelands, lost data slurs and a wash of drenched noise breaks through the midway point of this subtle book of shadows. “Wispering Corridors” levels out the playing field as its freeze – thaw cycle of minimalized beats flicker in the background. “Hollow Earth,” perhaps the flagship piece of the lot, could easily spin on repeat mode without hindrance; its heartfelt, almost classical style, harks back to late 90’s IDM… melodies spilling from every angle, the high-energy pulse of this piece is reason alone to seek out Holographic Relationchip. The title track zips the entire package and elevates its modulations into stratospheric realms.

A well-conceived volume of audio delight, Banned Book ceases the moment in this brisk 30-minute jaunt through time. Ripping through a boundless foray of upbeat versus downbeat electronics, Holographic Relationchip reconfigures past and present to deliver a new progression of future sound-escapes.

Holographic Relationchip is available on Lagunamuch. [Release page | Purchase]


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