Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate :: World Adapter (DiN)

Bridging the infinitesimal gaps between ambient and electronica, each audible snapshot is a pristine melodic bubble of time and space.

Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate :: World Adapter (DiN)

Composed and produced by Ingo Zobel (Self Oscillate) and Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds), between 2010 and 2014, the two have adapted their sounds based on a plethora of analog machinery for World Adapter on the long-standing DiN imprint. Bridging the infinitesimal gaps between ambient and electronica, each audible snapshot is a pristine melodic bubble of time and space. Glitch, blips and bleeps have found a comfortable home.

“May” takes on a chilled atmospheric display, glitched textures snapping away in the foreground as an ambient undercurrent lifts the entire piece. Elsewhere you’ll find Plaid-inspired rhythms—ref. “Day 1,” “Ground Warmth” and “Mental Station”—where electrical wires sway with a delicate ebb and flow. The collaboration has had many years to perfect their sound, taking careful steps to nurture a sense of balance surrounding each composition. But where there are elements of lightened hues, you’ll also find darker-tinges. “Obscure Market” and “Ceramics” take on the latter characteristic—grit-filled synth pulses mesh with tribal noise and brooding debris cascading in all directions. Voices weave into “Legend Silence”—brought to the surface by India Czajkowska—is an emotive and serene dreamlike sphere with a softened Björk-styled sheen. By far, the opening majestic tones on “My Window View” are as precious as a walk in the park; its radiating melodies taking on the blissful sonic shapes of early-era Autechre and Musicology from the mid-90s’ Artificial Intelligence series. Parallel Worlds said it right from the start, “Unreal music with real machines.

50-minutes and light-years ahead of the pack, this dynamic duo continue to amaze as World Adapter inches its way to the top of our Best Of lists.

World Adapter is available on DiN.

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