Blochemy crafts a tranquil and retrospective sonic collection that also reveals distant turbulent experiments continuing to spotlight the past while resting itself firmly in the now.
In 2013 we covered Adreom released on Clean Error described as exuding “…the perfect intersection between Tri Repetae-era Autechre and Atol Scrap-era Arovane.” Fast-forward to 2016 and we see the long-awaited return of Blochemy (a Czech Republic native) in the shape of Da Mear, split between Clean Error and Sun Sea Sky. One has to consider that similar comparisons will propagate, however, there’s a precise and emotive power emanating from Da Mear that should not go unnoticed. A nostalgic pulse consumed by precise melodic developments and polished rhythms ensues here.
Falling clearly in the IDM stratosphere, tracks like “Noi” and “Wenio” gravitate towards ambient undercurrents, their ebb and flow creating backdrops to times gone by. “Neoveb,” perhaps the strongest of the lot, is a textural trove that tumbles its percussion and low-end bass squabbles pleasantly. Contemplative sojourns in sound, Blochemy is content to frolic in serene electric fields, a panoramic view focused via downtempo blips and bleeps as evidenced on the more energetic “Genomi.”
While Da Mear sways back and forth between the early founders of emotive electronic music to current-era sound-sculptors, Blochemy crafts a tranquil and retrospective sonic collection that also reveals distant turbulent experiments continuing to spotlight the past while resting itself firmly in the now.