Its technical delivery and professional vision is offset with just the right amount of humanoid interaction that both releases become more of a harmonious listening experience rather than a mere battle between hardware and software processes.
Crossing the proverbial wires binding older Phoenecia and Richard Devine styles, Datacrashrobot (Sorin Paun, also known as Randomform) presents an EP of highly cultivated bass-driven electro with Ghost Technology of Croatia and an album-packed onslaught of highly accelerated rhythms with burgeoning Berlin-based Crazy Language. Such a presentation of crunched audio delights doesn’t come often, especially with this level of expressive and professionally produced formations. In other words, it’s a real treat.
Alien audio scribbling from start to end.
Listening to both releases back-to-back offers minor, if not subtle differences. Where Deformation Retract EP (November 2010) slips into pure, uninhibited experimental-electro intermixed with thickened basslines, Asynchronous I/O (March 2011) could be considered its older, more detail-oriented cousin, even with the four month span between release dates. Obviously related to each other, as would be expected, it’s the parallel frequencies that bend, contort and veer into spatial channels that underscore Datacrashrobot’s skillfully woven sound. Without getting into technicalities and the obvious mechanical beauty of the accompanying graphics (think Gantz Graf-era Autechre with more of an organic perspective), Datacrashrobot doesn’t hold back and continues the exploration of organized extraterrestrial noise. Each track fully manifests its meticulous outer shell while the core remains soaked in melodiously muddy debris. The sizzling flutter and hard-hitting bass-work surrounding each piece all seem to have their own magnetic appeal; part of the nature behind Datacrashrobot’s oeuvre, perhaps?
The constant search for delicate melodies buried in chaotic rhythms is easily found here; carving sonic windows of smoldering fluctuations, the ebb and flow of Deformation Retract and Asynchronous I/O is one that is both refined and defined as a combined 74-minutes of futuristic electro-breaks, darkened ambience and percussive perfection. Its technical delivery and professional vision is offset with just the right amount of humanoid interaction that both releases become more of a harmonious listening experience rather than a mere battle between hardware and software processes. Lest we forget the excellent accompanying remixes offered on Aynchronous I/O, and what you have here is a solid musical escapade that sparks eardrums and shatters bassbins. More please.