…Do not touch anything, let Wander your mind, it’s time to leave…
For some people, the stage name “Tangent” never mentioned anything like the label himself elsewhere. Yet Mindtrick record is not very young and not so anonymous productions it (mostly). Indeed, the label brings together some well known faces like Hecq, Mobthrow, Broken Note or even Bong-ra, ranging from several musical styles such as electronica, breakcore, noise, or as here, a dark-ambient assisted a very neat IDM. Their motto: “Our goal is to keep you` re ears and mind open to new frequencies from around the globe … “, it is certain that such outputs, the label will handily promises.
The Tangent Group to return consists of two members: Ralph and Robbert van Reijendam Kok. They merge their two acoustic instruments and electronic music. Gamble but very successful.
First, listen to this disc is listening while being warned by having a developed ear and is not allergic to new sounds. Available then, but reserved. When we think of dark-ambient, we often imagine ultra soporific titles deserve no attention. Only this disc there is more like a second live birth (presumably that of the universe), to enter into a sphere (see the cover) in order to fly the stars in our galaxy, or to set foot on the planet X.
What strikes first is the ease with which the group to immerse yourself in a landscape where words are not enough to describe what you feel. It grows, eyes are closed and, two, three … scramble! Destination … we do not know! But in any case we go with the heart that throbs. The titles keep coming in Wonderland, one after the other without a single silence. Immersion is perfect. We think very quickly Gridlock in the sounds in the structure and progression, as well as Access to Arasaka in the overall atmosphere that emerges.
Drones stack one by one, you wrap and never ceasing to raise you. All this without a single dizziness. It then distinguishes a dotted world of mystery and psychedelic images. At first, the world that we discover seems hostile, aggressive and disturbing. But in the end the atmosphere that hides in the background contains lots of sparkling sounds that will read a second listen. Each sound element is automatically analyzed, detailed and instantly broadcast as a video projector. Machines that lie dormant in the vast and infinite universe does not put long to wake up and punctuate your journey. The beats are so crisp and sparkling at times that one is tempted to speak of click’n’cut. We think of as “Vortex” which shows schematically the letter these offers. The sounds are never aggressive but diverted to a path that makes them unrecognizable (or rather, familiar), creating the cold and inhuman climate tinted will simply delectable. The melodies are crafted and appear briefly on a few tracks, creating moments of sweetness.
The album title 1mk2 apparently does not mean much, as the dream that elsewhere are undertaken. So a disc that is intended for all those who appreciate the atmospheric variations and timeless travel. Do not touch anything, let Wander your mind, it’s time to leave.