Lokom succeeds in crafting a maze of extraterrestrial glitch, adding some friends on remix duty—including Balkansky, c0ma, DaFake Panda, Andrew Course, Ralp, The Ghost of 3.13—and punishes the floor with anxiety-driven ferocity.
Grenoble, France-based Lokom album titled Sweet Home And Gasoline (Kaometry, 2014) was noted as “An engrossing and screeching cacophony of percussive annihilation for ear, mind and foot.” Fast forward to Nyctalpe Ponies, and Lokom continues with similar bursts—emphasizing glitch-electro, fractured melodies ripping at the seams, and post-rave shattered anthems.
Going back for Lexaunculpt bits versus Clark’s emotive strands, Lokom adheres to the obscure, frenetic electronic noise pulse as noted on “Prolapse of a Singer.” Moving into tranquilized modular form, blips and bubbles expand on “Altered Memories,” an electroacoustic sine wave that meanders into Subotnick terrain. Dissecting mechanical video-game dimensions, “Symbiose Anatomique Entre Le Boomer Et Genou,” and the Ralp remix, are primordial electronic sculptures. Lokom also dabs in braindance and breakcore realms as evident on “The Drum Machine Has Taken Control” where spastic beats run rampant.
Overall, Lokom succeeds in crafting a maze of extraterrestrial glitch, adding some friends on remix duty—including Balkansky, c0ma, DaFake Panda, Andrew Course, Ralp, The Ghost of 3.13—and punishes the floor with anxiety-driven ferocity. It might also be time to revisit Lokom’s 2015 album Chemical Shepherd (also on Abstrakt Reflections) as this musician seems to be releasing on a yearly basis.
Nyctalope Ponies is available on Abstrakt Reflections.