V/A :: Dimensional Ark (The Irrational Media Society)

Clips, clicks, and cuts slither about on Dimensional Ark, a myriad of electric pulses set to stun the ears in broken electro formation from the DIY electronic label based in Birmingham, UK.

Clips, clicks, and cuts slither about on Dimensional Ark, a myriad of electric pulses set to stun the ears in broken electro formation from the DIY electronic label based in Birmingham, UK. MVW does so on “Too Much Brown,” a seemingly transparent and fidgety manifest that recalls to mind early Phoenecia. Elsewhere you’ll be hard-pressed not to find digital signal processing errors as noted on r.mj’s contribution, a nine-minute quaint sojourn through subtle bleeps, piano keys, and delicate glitch reminiscent of classic Lexaunculpt. MTCH delivers “Trasq,” a mechanically enriched track that seems to struggle more than it does shimmy its way into the subconscious—fractured beats, clangs, and corrosive rhythms persist. Valance Drakes’ short running “Skin Drenched in Shadows” elicits a calm retrieve amid its cohorts—blissful yet crunchy downtempo and minuscule blips are tethered together in an emotional fog. Dimensional Ark takes experimental electronic music on a brief, yet worthwhile trip that might just leave you scratching your head. Perhaps that was the intent?

Dimensional Ark is available on The Irrational Media Society.

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