Normanology 101: In the world of science, the ‘triple point’ is the moment at which a material is in flux between its vapour, liquid and solid states. The term proves to be an apt title for Loscil’s 2001 debut LP, a record in which sounds slip-slide around and textures come with soft edges. The micro-house of Jan Jelinek, Boards Of Canada-aping electronica and a dubby ambient style that prefigures Jay Glass Dubs are all to be found drifting across Triple Point. This record was the first to emerge from Loscil’s fruitful partnership with Kranky.
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8/10 Richard 14th November 2018
Loscil's debut album for Kranky was released in 2001, and Scott Morgan's impressive discography has grown and developed considerably since this early release. The ten tracks here are really stripped back, and sound a lot like minimal German techno to my ears (not that I'm an expert on that genre). If you prefer the more nuanced sound of Loscil's more recent work you may need to be patient with this one. Tracks like 'Ampere' very gradually reveal themselves over time, and are much enhanced when listened to on headphones, as is the record as a whole. However, it's an impressive debut and put into context stands alongside the rest of his discography with head held high. Would be nice to see this repressed on vinyl too.
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