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- Calmont Breakdown by Richard Youngs
The ever-prolific Richard Youngs keeps on churning them out as he, to the surprise of nobody at all, brings out another album this week. It’s my challenge to tell you about it. Well, it gets going in a bubbling and chaotic way with layers of fractured electronic loops that wash over you in a somewhat Ashtray Navigations-ish way, it’s pretty trippy and not what I expected at all.
By second track ‘Car Park’ we’re in much more familiar Youngs territory, with his distinctive plangent yodelling over stumbling, broken toy synth and drum machine before ‘In Containers’ mixes uneasy synth chords with stuttering percussive hiss. The bulk of the album seems to focus on the queasy union of synth and drum machine and analogue recording equipment, veering from spooky or uplifting synths to harsh and challenging electronic tones. By the end you’ll be on a feverish hypnotic trip through the outer edges of your psyche. Mind-mangling but in a thoughtful and non-confrontational way.
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