Tomutonttu / Oneohtrix Point Never
(Alter - ALT02) split 7-inch $8.00 (Out-of-stock)
Kemialliset Ystavat's Jan Anderzen and New Yorker Daniel Lopatin create a unique synthesis formed from a DIY approach to electronic music. With Tomutonttu's "Likaiset Pilvet," Anderzen emerges from his archives with something new after a heavy editing session. Fragmented electronics bring to mind a dozen Parmegiani records melting in unison. Rhythmic loops and other scattered sounds bear similarities to Eric Copeland's recent output. OPN's "Wayland Lincoln Border" continues Lopatin's synth work, recognized for deep layers of warm sound from trance-like melodies, evocative of motion, always evolving, constructing and deconstructing new worlds from sound. An apt counterpoint to Anderzen's chaos. Edition of 500.
(Beniffer Editions) LP (one-sided) $20.00
Commissioned by Aanem Lumo Festival for New Sounds. Heard for the first time at the Orion Theatre in Helsinki on November 8, 2010. Artwork by Janderzen and Jacob Horwood. All music by Janderzen. White vinyl picture disc. Edition 300.
Wet Wheel / Hot Wheel b/w Syvät Svyät
(Tipped Bowler - TBT012) split LP $16.50
On “Wet Wheel / Hot Wheel,” Neil Campbell of Astral Social Club succumbs to the heartbeat throb of house, but tops the bass with a frenetic squall of darting alien melodies. On cursory listen, the elements congeal into honest-to-goodness body music, but the track is riddled with stutters and gaps that flooded synapses fill with aural afterimages. On the reverse, Jan Anderzén of Tomutonttu buries the dance influence, retaining only the genre’s neon shimmer and linear logic. The cuckoo loops of “Syvät Svyät” briefly cohere into musical shapes before casting off, replaced by an ecstatic march of manic squiggles. 150-gram vinyl. Stamped and screened sleeves by Siwa. Edition of 300.