Energized minimalism balanced across a heady mix of bass-thumps and tribal transformation keeps this veritable dose of electrons en route.
Variations are the spice of life. The endless pursuit of re-creating, adjusting, mutating, altering and fine tuning form the basis for this extended (remix) player, a fractured yet beautiful foray into exp-electronics. Rather than remixing the same track over and over again (the original “Black Star #1″ appeared on Drinking The Goat’s Blood with Record Label Records), Tomoroh Hidari encapsulates its rugged outer shell composed of tethered wiring, low bass rumbling and an industrial pulse as it enriches the core with atmospheric and rhythm bending skills. Each derivation compliments the other as glitched life forms merge to the surface just as quickly as they dissipate. Originally intended for live adaptations, “The Black Star” collects itself and breaks down into five enriched pieces that are both mechanical and inspired in shape. Energized minimalism balanced across a heady mix of bass-thumps and tribal transformation keeps this veritable dose of electrons en route as a double LP for RLR is just around the corner. The April 2012 release of Some Stars Not Yet Black Holes features yet another spatial experience worth investigating—albeit a beatless affair—so now would be the time to adjust to The Black Star Variations‘ permeating and percussive darkness.
The Black Star Variations is available on Laridae.