Noumeno throws a disorientating array of digital sound at the listener, as interested in exploring texture and socio-philosophical themes as in making you dance via his broken beats. New EP Exosomatic Artefacts also includes a ‘Wall of Crystal’ reworking from Fis and another remix by the excellent Shapednoise. 12” released by the Portals Editions label.
12" £11.99 PRTLS005
12" EP on Portals Editions inc. FIS and Shapednoise remixes.
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As the first wispy rhythms of Exosomatic Artifacts enter the Review Station headphones, all I can see is the purple hue of Phil’s lunchtime veggieshake as it cascaded down to the floor after the fridge shelf collapsed. It was sort of purple but flecked with a multitude of fragments of berries, tubers, nuts, bark, and all the secret things that Phil needs to stay alive. Some say he’s been drinking it for centuries, and now that today’s has been ruined, he may need urgent medical attention. All I wanted was some milk.
Noumeno doesn’t care though, it’s not his lunch that I spilled on the floor. His music does bear a great resemblance to the colour and texture of Phil’s secret sauce though, the purple being some rumbling bass rolls with all sorts of flavours of noise forming percussive and textural layers that haunt this 12”. This is possibly the ghost of Phil’s dinner then, all black and white and fuzzy, seeping through your floorboards while you sleep. It’s pretty techno when it gets going, but sort of Shapednoise style techno. Speaking of Shapednoise, he’s cutting Noumeno into some brutal harshness on the flip to great effect, while Fis makes another wall of noise. Basically, the whole release is noise.
Now you’ve been bombarded with office drama and descriptions of crushing electronic music, you can relax and go about your day knowing that Phil’s stomach suffered for our sins.
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