Music AutOmatiK :: Message From Mars (Ominim)

Like bundles of loose gravel intermixed with bubbling instruments, this three-quarter hour long sojourn exudes simplistic, upbeat micro-symphonies.

Reminiscent of Sending Orbs‘ graphic art, and focused on black and white Martian sketch-work, Music AutOmatiK is the brainchild of Fabien G. Brillant. Like bundles of loose gravel intermixed with bubbling instruments, this three-quarter hour long sojourn exudes simplistic, upbeat micro-symphonies.

Fuzzy hip-hop tentacles, as evident on “Great Pretender” and “Dark Passenger,” is reason enough to seek this album further. And as each piece floats by, it gets even more difficult not to fall for these tracks; their welcoming electronic excursions beg for repeated listens and offer just enough funk to keep your attention. A few diced vocals, as  featured on the title track are heavily saturated and balance the center of this full length. While not completely loaded with patches of percussion,  “AtOm” and “Lesson 7” offer delicate slices of calm interludes and peculiar waveforms. “Ping Islands,” is a gorgeous piece of sparkling beat-work, its melodic channels pass very close to Orbital’s “Out There Somewhere (Part 2)” (In Sides, 1996)

Filling in the voids left behind in the days of Merck and Toytronic, Message From Mars drives its eleven tracks straight through the veins. Perhaps not taking things too seriously, as it should be, Message From Mars is a well-needed breeze through the discolored forests of “intelligent dance music.” Now if only we could hear more tracks like “Dark Passenger,” and we’ll be set for the rest of the year.

Fans of Kettel, Plaid, Machine Drum and a touch of Orbital will easily want to add this saccharine-filled audio portfolio to their music libraries.

Message From Mars is out now on Ominim. [YouTube | Facebook ]

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