Upbeat on the exterior, Abnormal Psychology‘s underlying groove is chock full of beauty, blurred only by mechanized instrumentation used during its birth.
[Release page] Those inspired and often nostalgia-filled memories of childhood always seem to flood to the top of our memory banks when it comes to artists like Dryft, Boards of Canada, Xurba, Arovane et al. With Abnormal Psychology you can now add Esoteric Sob (aka John Trifonopoulos) to the list. Having recently contributed a highlight track for the massive Into Pieces compilation on Greece-based 33 Recordings, this album displays a wondrous collapse of digitized clips’n bleeps that push through chilled fragments without clutter. Emotional distractions are elevated with a sense a classical appeal as this abnormal study of the psyche is manifested in a stream of sublime melodies. Upbeat on the exterior, Abnormal Psychology‘s underlying groove is chock full of beauty, blurred only by mechanized instrumentation used during its birth. Tag it as smothered glitch, IDM, ambient (or what have you), the depths revealed on these ten pieces offer more questions than answers, and easily fulfills its mission of fluid discovery.
Abnormal Psychology is released on From A Tree. [Release page]