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Nice title. Reminds me of the parodic protag McNihil, from K. W. Jeter’s novel Noir, who has eye implants rendering everything in a 1930s film noir style. The corporate-omnipresence satire of such genres indeed runs through this album by Welsh producer Odeko, which is a rough, synthetic post-everything electro tinged with flutters of IDM.

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Rose Tinted Vision Implant by Odeko
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8/10 Robin Staff review, 02 May 2018

Japandroids once famously declared that they were post-nothing. Our Welsh producer friend Odeko takes quite the opposite stance, proudly identifying as “post-IDM, post-Grime, post-Ambient, post-Glitch, post-Retro-House, post-Instrumental Grime”. Dream big, kid, but it’s not untrue: this record grinds its gears backwards and forwards and diagonally, its pallette of buzzing, grating, meshing electronics finding bum notes and glaring errors on its way to illustrating a world of terrifying and hilarious capitalist expansion.

Speaking of the dystopia embedded into his music with an almost bored inevitability -- so long as consumerism and corporately-guided tech developments exist, these things have to exist, and have to be made into art that points to their obscenity -- Odeko crafts a record with convoluted conceptual tacks, speaking of a “user” (the listener) getting a VR/AR implant “made by a mega corporation”. The record’s music goes on to describe the installation process for this futurist journey into shopping, ultimately using its broken beats, hissing production and bloated synth washes to describe the ridiculous path of human existence in the ways we understand it: mundane, everyday, the boring dystopia that this tweeter points out already exists for real.

It’s playful music that you can fully hear for what it is -- if you ever wondered how instrumental music can really be political, listen to “SodaJerk3000”, which strongly recalls the stock-footage interpretation  DJ Rashad’s ”She A Go“. Its tacky, buffering swathe of beats feels like an instant reminder of the digital marketplace we exist in: as basic a read as it may be, it’s the sound of loading and buying. Odeko is the kind of producer who can produce fantastical, sci-fi imagery with us already embedded into it. Melodies on these tracks might remind you of games you've played, or films you've seen, or websites you've been on, while ultimately sounding off as anthems for a whole future of tech-dominated existence




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