Monolog :: Live Cuts EP (Acre)

The raw experiments—while seemingly delivered as improvised sessions—have Monolog (aka Mads Lindgren) transmitting tangled rhythm-bursts at every turn.

Monolog ‘Live Cuts EP’

As the title suggests, Live Cuts is a collection of six pieces that continue to mutate into each other like a living organism composed of digital enzymes. And this is really where the beauty lies on this extended player of syncopated chaos, collapsing beatwork and slithering bass. The raw experiments—while seemingly delivered as improvised sessions—have Monolog (aka Mads Lindgren) transmitting tangled rhythm-bursts at every turn. “Live Cut 01” and “Live Cut 02” come across as contrasted exponents, offering analog distortions and hand-carved clicks’n cuts. Time moves slowly as these two pieces meander through abandoned warehouses. “Live Cut 03” manages to follow a semblance of order in its decomposed dub and electric sound design. “Live Cut 04” flows through nine-minutes of similar ingredients, although its focus is more on atmosphere and torched bass—the track eventually opens into a Gantz Graf-styled process of percussive reconfigurations and subdued ambient tones. “Live Cut 05″—which feels like it the previous tracks’ lost cousin—administers a slick dubstep cadence. The cyclic drones and leavened beats are much more aggressive and lean on an industrial facade. “Live Session (Hidden track)”—a forty-minute live recording—could have been its own release. Laying out a symbiosis of the previous live cuts, Monolog continues to pour disjointed low-end pulses, bleeps and flickering patterns that all rest above a layer of articulated audio crumpling. The darkness of sound and the vastness of Monolog’s experiments are so rich and detailed that they all tend to cascade into and out of focus without notice. It would very interesting to hear more of Monolog’s prepared sonic assaults as Live Cuts veers onto the landscape and scatters into a thousand directions.

Live Cuts EP is available on Acre. [Release page]

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