Pollux Rose :: Daisy (Numb Capsule)

A myriad of broken beats, and scorched (Detroit-infused) electro are welded with technical precision. Along the way, Pollux Rose unleashes pounding bass with classic braindance ferocity.

Heading into this new album with open ears, Numb Capsule continue to adhere to mind-bending and off-center electronic works—here Greece-based Nikolaos Mouchalempis delivers eight songs at maximum force. A myriad of broken beats, and scorched (Detroit-infused) electro are welded with technical precision. Along the way, Pollux Rose unleashes pounding bass with classic braindance ferocity.

Take the shifting tectonic plates on “WBL,” a bass laden track that bends light and dips into early Detroit electro-techno streams. “What are we going to do, Largo?” also brings strings of life, its modular and robust edges are smoothened by emotive ambient keys. Pollux Rose really can’t do any harm, each piece on Daisy filters through Aphex Twin-styled techno of yesteryear, its focus on rhythmic chords at the core. “Cotton” continues its familiar four to the floor course, driving low-end in the passenger seat as “From Now To Nowhere,” and “JOI” take a parallel trajectory via crumbling microns and dancefloor ready tones. For these ears, it’s when the artist takes an experimental twist, a u-turn from the norm, that it begins to spark. For example “Daisy’s Introduction” shakes and shimmies itself into the stratosphere, tangled beatwork, disjointed acidic clicks and staccato rhythms fade away gracefully. The larger than life “Δelta” offers squelching bits and bytes rattling about, while a loosened vocal tangles itself in the wide percussive jolts.

Daisy, as a result, is chock full of explosive electronics and easily cascades across Detroit’s side streets while fog lights are left permanently on. An excellent extended player to kick off the new year.

Daisy is available on Numb Capsule.

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