Meander :: Carbon (Low Res)

Carbon should be approached with an open ear for the outer levels of electronics, fast-paced and simply all over the place, it’s a straight shot to the cerebral cortex that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Meander ‘Carbon’

[Release page] Meander (aka Conrad Hoyer) re-energizes Detroit-based Low Res Records with a maze of technical electronic music that shifts on fractured plates of glass. Taking the shape of breakcore, IDM, breaks, glitch, drum’n bass and ambient background noise, Carbon keeps the balance between these seemingly disparate genres and mashes them into a single oven, burning them to a crisp on the exterior. “Cell” does just that with its deconstructed beats and raw bass; beeps and bleeps a plenty, its R2D2 ego evolves much like classic era Aphex Twin and Quinoline Yellow. “Delicate” may be the closest breakdown of Carbon—it sparks, flashes and exudes ColecoVision soundtracks akin to a more aggressive Metamatics production of the past decade. “Nenneksa” mutates from a calmed digital aura of subliminal messages to full-on glitched hysteria. The title track destroys all pre-conceived notion of tormented breaks layered above an ambient stream of tranquility. Carbon pushes the darkened constructions of noise and percussion to an extreme level as it continues to engulf abandoned factories with echoes of Panacea and Squarepusher chopping away at the rusty build-up. As it stands, Carbon should be approached with an open ear for the outer levels of electronics, fast-paced and simply all over the place, it’s a straight shot to the cerebral cortex that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Carbon is available on Low Res. [Release page]

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