The Soyuz EP ultimately proves that there’s still plenty of life left in this field of musical experimentation—a breathing entity that can only be guided with the spirit and passion of its sonic operators.
[Release page] Plaster (also known as Gianclaudio Hashem Moniri and Giuseppe Carlini from Rome, Italy) opens the Soyuz EP with an abundant wash of processed electronic scribbling, a maze of disjointed blips, snaps, crunches and well orchestrated rhythmic patterns. While the style isn’t anything new, it’s Plaster’s use of sound design and direction that allows this extended player to forge new avenues for electronic experimentation. Three original tracks and a remix of his own, Datacrashrobot, Atmogat and Rec_Overflow offer their interpretations at the tail end. Diving headfirst into lost video-game aesthetics in the form of “Xenas,” a swirling mash of low bass crumpling flickers and contorts in a brisk 5-minutes. “Radon” emits a more minimal dynamic of shuffling experimental beats, sizzling melodic burps and underwater lava flows. “7k_Lok” bends and twists its bass-laden pulse, rubbery exterior and subtle electro motifs in a hypnotic flurry of low-end. Datacrashrobot’s remix of “Xenas” is administered with his signature shifting electro distortions. Rec_Overflow radiates through an atmospheric time capsule as his version of “Radon” slithers across the spectrum in a slow motion data transmission. Atmogat stops to move slowly as well, taking “7k_lok” to a circular loop of bass, beat and bent rhythm. The Soyuz EP ultimately proves that there’s still plenty of life left in this field of musical experimentation—a breathing entity that can only be guided with the spirit and passion of its sonic operators.