Bovaflux :: Invariant ([d]-tached)

The release of Invariant signals Bovaflux sharpening his tools and staying true to the craft of bass-laden music, often displaying an imperfect flow that is more home-grown and organic than it is mechanical or robotic.

[Release page] Eddie Symons’ Bovaflux moniker continues to hold the proverbial IDM torch, releasing a cosmos of dense electronic productions without delving into any one particular orbit. The release of Invariant signals Bovaflux sharpening his tools and staying true to the craft of bass-laden music, often displaying an imperfect flow that is more home-grown and organic than it is mechanical or robotic. The reference to “bass” steers away from the undulating wobbles of current dubstep and instead reflects on analogous strumming of basslines that flicker among subdued melodies. A pulsation of drifting ambience can be found strewn throughout, but just as you think you’ve found a pattern, Bovaflux inserts a sonic tangent. There are Skam-like influences of tethered hip-hop evident on “Loft” and “Spirit3,” as tentacles of bleeps’n beeps reminisce. A more playful side appears in the form of “Crayons,” “Good Saturday” and the percussive beauty of “Lumi3” which comes across as a lost Four Tet gem from the past. There are even a few Boards Of Canada elements expressed on the nostalgic “Sneaky Creaky,” “BRM,” and the low-end shuffling of “Subnet2.” “Trapped Pigeon” contains a heavier dosage of contagious bass rumblings and subliminal vocal sheets creating a pure analog highlight. Fans of early Quinoline Yellow and Metamatics will easily scoop up Invariant‘s brittle electronics and roughened rhythms.

Invariant is available on [d]-tached. [Release page]

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