A mixed bag of mechanical flurries that stretch and contract in an erratic yet somehow cohesive sonic shape.
I tend to go back to Autechre’s Amber (Warp, 1994) quite a bit and recall “Glitch”—a track composed of fractured beats and undulating emotional slivers leaking through fluid rhythms. It’s in those brief moments of subtle charm mixed in with disjointed electrical bits that the term glitch really described the genre. There have been many variations in the past 20-years and the style has expanded in just as many directions. The remains seem to gel via Enabl.ed’s latest #DatGlitch for his own Clean Error imprint. Tending to go the route of abstraction rather than Ae’s minimal take back in the day, Jimmy Batista uses the Enabl.ed moniker to great effect and has done so for many years. This time employing melodic bursts that interplay among a cacophony of erratic beats, Jimmy pays homage to Lexaunculpt and crosses audible wires with the likes of Valance Drakes’ recent output as well as exuding early Colongib styled 8-bit structures. A mixed bag of mechanical flurries that stretch and contract in an erratic yet somehow cohesive sonic shape. “6 Years and 8 Videos, everything else is extra” deserves repeated listening and stands out as a definitive highlight.
#DatGlitch is available on Clean Error.