Calavities by TLAOTLON

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Ltd LP on Epic Sweep Records. Edition of 100 copies.

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Calavities by TLAOTLON
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9/10 Brian 22 November 2013

Here we have a guy who has totally bewildered our Clinton, so much so that the poor soul e-mailed me at home with a link to the guy's bandcamp pleading with me to try make sense of this technicolour aural onslaught. He's never done this to me before so It must be a pretty mad record, right

From Melbourne via Wellington, our awkwardly-monikered Southern Hemisphere-dwelling madman has a right bleedin' cornucopia of sound palettes he chooses to work with, resulting in a form of kaleidoscopic ADD electronic music that is multi-layered, nay, almost feverish in its scope and reach. Coming from a similar psychedelic techno angle - such as on opener 'Spil' - to that old Finnish imp Tomutonttu with a spot of Astral Social Club, Flying Lotus, Our Love Will Destroy the World and that berserk Matmos/Wobbly/Lesser collaboration from a few years ago - this is music infused with wonder, madness and a lot of love.

Tlaotlon appears to favour off-set rhythms and a bristling jungle of unusual samples (usually centred on throbbing techno pulses or pattering tribalisms) to create a riot of organic, excitable sound-colour that becomes increasingly tropical and humid as layers are subtly compacted. Take the sublime track 'Sirona' for instance. It ends up coming across like a boisterous gabba version of German minimal techno nature-boy Dominik Eulberg, which is really saying quite something about its hyper-glorious altered-states appeal.

'Fuelling the Inferno' is certainly worth shouting about too. It could easily appeal to lovers of 'My Life In The Bush of Ghosts' by Birds of Ego or 'Horizontal Structures' by Der Maurice Van Ozworld Duo. So here we have another bright-eyed and delirious record that words cannot ever do justice, his previous limited releases on visionary labels such as Trensmat are increasingly impossible to purchase - I'm unsurprised given the ludicrously small figures that are pressed!?

For this is exciting trans-dimensional music from another planet (VERY cosmic shit!) and can truly transport your mind somewhere very vibrant indeed.



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