Ignatius continues to unfold elongated sonic exhibits that lures its listeners into a state of unusual delight.
Autechre is to the UK as Ignatius is to the US. Well, that’s what it feels like to these ears anyway. The downtempo percussive slurry and rummaging basslines on Nodding’s Uses are configured in such a way that they contract and propel into far-away experimental terrain.
As previous releases by Buried In Time label boss Steve Westbrook (aka Ignatius) depict, loosely connected electrical blocks are tethered and mangled to no end. A wash of stretched audio shuffling and glitchy manifests ebb and flow via mechanical pulses and analogous streams.
Somehow congruent, yet somehow distorted, these are relaxing musical pixels. Bouncing back and forth between semi-coherent rhythms (“endsAD,” “Bradyphrenia” and “Ends”) to more esoteric onslaughts of rugged low-end flickering (“radiusb” and “rangtehers”), Ignatius continues to unfold elongated sonic exhibits that lures its listeners into a state of unusual delight. Eight fractured electronics with a punch.
Nodding’s Uses is available on Buried In Time.