Mtch :: Splt / Rlm (Kaer’Uiks)

Devoid of emotional impact, the album moves forward via robotic glitch, clicks, flicks, and blips that are ruggedly manifested around bass jolts that even Autechre might adore.

Mtch unveils Splt / Rlm, a 10-track album providing surreal sound-scrapes, disjointed electrical activity, and dynamic mood-shifts formed around audible data-pushing. Devoid of emotional impact, the album moves forward via robotic glitch, clicks, flicks, and blips that are ruggedly manifested around bass jolts that even Autechre might adore. “Quets” delves into minuscule bits and bytes, its rhythm trying to force itself through the debris. Elsewhere you’ll find hundreds of beat patches knocking about in an open platform—reference the “Gantz Graf”-like track “Sqept” and submerged minimalism of “Kldfq.”

In all, it seems Mtch is content with allowing his modular machines to run rampant and collecting these sonic deformations for a cohesive whole. On “Vwrstyn,” the fluid digital contortions become more uniform, eerie, and twisted. As if aliens had infiltrated Splt / Rlm, Mtch continues to maneuver the most abstract sonic shapes, “Peln” dips into glitch-induced pitter-patter, channel shifting, and mind-altering DSP effects. Closing up with “Persaptrin,” the artist migrates into a consistent stream of altered subconscious—low-end percussion penetrates a dark fabric in space, machines having taken over a dystopian world.

A truly mechanized, disturbed, and compelling electronic foray into the unknown.

Splt / Rlm is available on Kaer-Uiks.

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