Raab Codec :: Life Amongst the Wires (Mojura Digital)

Bridging mid-90’s melodic pulsars tied to current-era data processing, the whole package feels as raw as it’ll ever get.

Raab Codec ‘Life Amongst the Wires’

Life Amongst the Wires - Raab Codec Robert Galbraith, previously known for his darker strands of electronics as Codec and the label operator behind currently defunct Component Records now reverts to his roots as Raab Codec. Keeping busy with his latest start-up label Subspec which crosses over to more upfront technoid channels, he revealed Life Amongst the Wires on Mujura Digital, a conduit for digitized audio explorations. Having already established the technical aspects of post-industrialized exp-electro over the past decade, Raab Codec is back in full swing as his life amongst the wires storyline begins to unfold.

Taking elements from a handful of genres including electro, dub, post-industrial, acid, drum’n bass, dubstep, experimental and a slew of analog synth noodling, Raab Codec’s latest would segue quiet well against Not Breathing’s rhythm machines and early Datatheif productions. Bridging mid-90’s melodic pulsars tied to current-era data processing, the whole package feels as raw as it’ll ever get. Pure to its core, encrusted beats, whirs, clips and clangs whip around darkened atmospheres and Jenn Vix’s vocals appear mid-stream to round things off. Diving into each track would be an exercise in futility as they’re essentially soaked in the above-mentioned genres and yet somehow manage to piece themselves together like ashes falling in the night sky. So as these mechanically enriched slabs of utter bass, beat and danceable grooves slither above leftfield terrain, Raab Codec ensures a smooth landing. There will most certainly be something for everyone to grasp onto within Raab Codec’s maze of wires.

Life Amongst the Wires is available on Mojura Digital. Buy at Bandcamp, Amazon or iTunes.

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