Roel Funcken :: Iridium Flare (Funckarma.com)

Iridium Flare is all of the above and more, an assortment of tangible audio/visual electronic delights spanning an amorphous panoramic.

Roel Funcken :: Iridium Flare (Funckarma.com)

Amsterdam’s Roel Funcken has traversed quite a distance sculpting and fine-tuning his sonic palette along the way. A skilled craftsman no doubt and working in his usual otherworldly sound design environment, Iridium Flare is perhaps Roel’s closest encounter of the Funckarma kind.

“Night Brubian” and “Greyzone Baxter” exhibit varied trajectories; smeared bass wobble affixed to melodious echoes and synthesized strains. It’s pulled together to form, deform and collapse like ice crystals falling onto an eroded concrete slab. Elsewhere you’ll find a dense remix for Huron’s “Dark Field” where industrialized low-end fractures meld to rhythmic electrical bursts. Emitting Plaid’s dynamic range, “Leave” is a bustling beatwork crunch; brittle clips and vocal slivers unfold a tactile story of sorrow without words. Not withholding Roel’s penchant for distorting bass and every possible effect from his musical arsenal, there’s a minimal effect sewn throughout. Take “Snapp Zood” and its spatial connectivity statement as it ripples through a vast galaxy to the light glacial drones on the title track where nostalgia blends into a stream of consciousness for 2am wanderings.

Iridium Flare is all of the above and more, an assortment of tangible audio/visual electronic delights spanning an amorphous panoramic.

Iridium Flare is available on Funckarma.com.

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