Intersound seems to build his soundscapes out of a broad myriad of sources: as much from distant jazz samples as from industrial synth wanderings. New album _aural architecture is pressed to transparent vinyl in a tightly limited edition of 100 copies: the LP also comes with a CD, which has 4 extra tracks. On In Fact Recordings.
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8/10 Laurie Staff review, 14 January 2016
Do androids dream of audio routes? Do you? Does anyone?? What’s an audio route??? Well, if you know, and they appear in your dreams, then we’ve found the record for you. Ah, press releases. Despite the quasi-mystical chatter, Intersound’s artistic purpose is pretty straightforward - to soundtrack the modern urban environment through audio collage. Simple, huh?
Burial this is not, however. These collages are much more clear-cut than Bevan’s, less encroached in London smog and dance music culture, borrowing instead from the many shades of synthesiser, various drones, and acoustic things such as the piano and hand drum. The droney element doesn’t mean that it’s an album of slowly churning sustained tones; while these are definitely used as a supporting role, the record is a collection of chill etudes that burn slowly, the constant rhythms of piano, synth or drum arpeggiating you toward ecstasy.
In this way, it feels a lot more spiritual/kosmische than dark/industrial. It’s still fairly brooding, just not as much as you’d expect, adding a measured amount of lush-ness to the palette. There are a lot of synth-y drum grooves too, little clicks and cuts playing at a downtempo pace like the Warp days of old. Just not as mental.
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