LogarDecay’s second LP sees the Mexico City duo crafting heady electronica in the mould of Boards of Canada and other Ghost Box acts. Cuts like ‘To Be Kind’ feature whirring keyboard drones that flicker with chattering voices, and like other cuts here it later reveals a neat way with harmony and melody. Out via Umor Rex (Brett Naucke, Terence Hannum).
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If you like it cold you probably like it UMOR, too. In praise of synth workouts, the label readies its latest tape batch, which includes this chrome nightmare flick from LogarDecay. A mix of old-school electronica radiance, robot ghost drone and clinical sound effects, it’s another example of the label’s prime aesthetic of neutral disturbances.
It shimmers and pulses, and I can never quite trust it: at times listening to ‘FRGL’ is something like being trapped in a computer-generated cave, a place with light beaming so brightly it’s seen as darkness. LogarDecay layers thin sheets of drone akin to TCF underneath his dabblings, offering space for us to experience unwelcome resonances and momentary system twitches. It’s sci-fi agoraphobia -- when a rhythm comes along, as it does on “Things to Forget”, it sounds more runaway than dance music. A chilling, blood-curdling listen for those nights when you want to be unsettled, if not frightened.
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