Overall Alexithymia is a densely abstract trip through low-riding sonic emissions that are expertly executed and mastered from start to finish..
[Release page] Consistently logging a hefty amount of hours of crumpling audio, Ignatius is back on track with Alexithymia, a seven-track EP (four originals and three remixes by Gasp, Bogmon and Proqxis) featuring smoldering leftfield electro, tumultuous rhythms and processed data slabs. Tethered electricity is fed through magnetically charged cables as low-end bass rumbling, ambient sheets and complex progressions (akin to the recent works of Phoenecia) are ever present. There’s an organic pulse that splits into miniscule particles that gel together even when floating independently in the Ignatius sound field. Disjointed beats slither among condensed synthesized drones. Autechrean landscapes filled with manipulated flutter and slow-motion bass lines allow this extended player to lead a life of its own. “Faalto” sheds light on the pioneers of electro-acoustic experimentation—enzymes cascade to and from the wash of blips, bleeps and squeaks. Gasp’s remix exudes shifting atmospherics, clipped percussion and dribbling bass as Bogmon treads a similar path—albeit with a dosage of drenched funk breaking through the haze. Proqxis takes his closing remix to new heights. His frequency interruptions (similar to Access To Arasaka’s strain of emotive glitch) glides above layers of condensed ambience as an eventual build up of decayed clicks falls from a plume of ashes.
Overall Alexithymia is a densely abstract trip through low-riding sonic emissions that are expertly executed and mastered from start to finish. While the state of deficiency in understanding, processing, or describing emotions is the official definition of the working title, the feeling that this EP instills is quite the opposite. There’s plenty of minimal electro motifs to keep your mind at ease as Ignatius and his cohorts slowly pull you into a diverse vortex of thought and emotion.