Soletik :: Directional (Fusion Netlabel)

With Soletik’s 22-track Directional manifest, the artist tugs on a myriad of fierce, broken and disjointed rhythms.

Whether or not the Fusion Netlabel is really based in Antarctica, it is clear that they’re able to extract rigid experimental electronics at its core. With Soletik’s 22-track Directional manifest, the artist tugs on a myriad of fierce, broken, and disjointed rhythms.

Heavy-hitting from every possible angle, tracks like “Frame,” “Since,” and “Transform Anecdotal” drive the listener through gritty industrial slabs and transformative audio structures. The entire landscape is built from oblique, detuned, and futuristic soundscapes. With such a plethora of tracks to pick from, Soletik discovers hundreds of unique sources to build these multidirectional pieces. “For Those Again” migrates towards a more conventional foundation—melodies and syncopated beats shift with punctuated fury. While at times you’ll find a reprieve from the mechanical onslaught, minimal and bleak electro and drone contours are uncovered on “Twist” and “Diver.”

Directional is an impacting dose of skewed and aggressive glitch with Autechre versus Richard Devine-inspired life forms. Powerful and propulsive, rugged and reactive, Soletik delivers a formidable abstract electronic music soundtrack for dystopian worlds.

Directional is available on Fusion.

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