Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Choenyi - Translucent Pink EP

2010 4 track ep from Rodoid. Ah - interesting music from a net label. "Tap" is the most enjoyable cut; it takes a catchy 5-note motif on a very pleasing synth, and shifts it around in time, along with many of the other elements; a la Reich's phasing compositions - and the result is just dandy; all over a basic 4 on the floor.  In "Meeting Abrupt Adjourn" various agitating elements hustle you along on a much more frantic dreamscape - the 'meeting' could be of corporate AI beings very pressed for time and patience. A breakdown reveals the simple beat it's all humming and scratching over. "Under Unusual Umbrellas" eventually gives a disco beat but not before unleashing it's delay-unit-as-monster reason for being. No clue what kind of umbrellas are implied but one does not feel 'safe' or 'covered' at all. It's a fascinating piece. "Solstice 72" has the most accessible dance beat of the lot, clever live manipulations that are big and fat, and some funky faint percussive stuff going on in the subterranean levels. The ep will make for some fine moments in shuffle mode, and "Tap" is nigh an important work. And it's free - go get it! - SO

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