Phylum Sinter :: Colony Collapse Reorder (Detroit Underground)

A well conceived album managing to elicit broken voltaic sounds, detuned construction and an experimentally intact wandering from the past and present.

Taking a trip into yesteryear Phylum Sinter (aka Detroit resident Chris Todd) has dabbled in experimental electronics for many years, foraging for lost sonic artifacts and revealing sculptured highlights from the past. Recently signed with esteemed Detroit Underground, Phylum Sinter veers ever so carefully into the now. These crunchy manifests take shape in a variety of forms on Colony Collapse Reorder, an erratic collection intermixed with notable colleagues on remix duty.

What’s in store is a syncopated IDM slope filled to the brim with reflective and interspersed melodic pulsars. And in a way, it’s simply hard not to absorb these leftfield crackles. A sense of derailed transmissions continues to lurk in the background as buried clips and cuts unfold throughout. Perhaps intentional—as the title suggests—Phylum Sinter reorders a collapsed colony made from lost electronic music archives. Imagine, if you will, the likes of early Quinoline Yellow and Metamatics and you’ll find yourself knee-deep in this nostalgic multipanel trapezoid. BLN and Anklebiter demonstrate their prowess by sliding into darker corridors as tay0 maneuvers a downbeat polish in his revision. In all, a well conceived album managing to elicit broken voltaic sounds, detuned construction and an experimentally intact wandering from the past and present.

Colony Collapse Reorder is a smorgasbord made from post-industrial, electro, IDM, distorted breaks and all the grit in between.

Colony Collapse Reorder is available on Detroit Underground.

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