9/10 Li'l Biz Staff review, 23 November 2011
So, looks like there's only synth records coming out this week. Feel like that's all I've been reviewing recently. Where's the punk rock? Where's the noisecore? Where's the new DOOM record? Probably not important right now. What is important is that Under The Spire have forked out the big dollar for a rare vinyl outing for one of it's artists. Not come into contact with Refractor's work before but for this outing the artist has chosen to work within the limitation of one synthesizer, manipulating tone with the parameters available to the chosen instrument. I'd have liked it if he had revealed which synth was used if only to marvel at the distinctive and varied sounds Refractor has succesfully managed to extract from it. 'Locus Suspectus' feature's relatively short (by synth composers standards) bursts of sonically dynamic synth exploration. After reviewing countless side long takes on synth drones themes recently this comes as a pleasant surprise. The playful experimentation makes for a fantastic listening experiences and the short, sharp audio bursts gives this a punk rock edge over the it's synthetic competitors. Really digging this. Lots of variety here and some generally wild ideas too. Fantastic record.
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