It’s almost as if Ignatius has indirectly catapulted himself into his own world surrounded by vintage noise machines while curating an orchestra of muddy electronic fluctuations.
[Listen | Purchase] Like a long-lost Funckarma cousin, Ignatius (aka Steve Westbrook) digs through a burrow of high energy rhythms and distorted tweaking to display a subliminal masterpiece on The 2EPs LP. At other times, however, strained bass lines interact with an abstract pulse; it’s almost as if Ignatius has indirectly catapulted himself into his own world surrounded by vintage noise machines while curating an orchestra of muddy electronic fluctuations. And just when you thought this release was only a blur of fluid hysteria (much like the cover graphics depict), Ignatius vents his softer side with an Autechre inspired milieu of pristine, emotional and delicate particles.
The past decade of next-level IDM engineers have brought with them a saturation of cross-bred genres that has become somewhat of a chore to discover and unfold. You don’t have to venture too far with Buried In Time‘s ease of accessibility; available as a $1 download, The 2 EP’s LP elevates, remolds and reinvigorates the pioneers of leftfield noodling. This snapshot of Gescom’esque infestations is nothing short of brilliant and acts as a stand-alone centerpiece of modern-era electronics. Molten flows of digital debris bounce around with analog friction and this is really only a fraction of what you’ll ingest on this combined EP.