Mattias Fridell is fast developing a reputation for crafting subsonic techno and Artificial Personality Layer is no exception. Although it is deeper and more introspective, fans of Fridell's layered soundscapes and relentless rhythms will find it rewarding. The title track sees a dubby bass support the interplay between chiming chords and visceral riffs. Meanwhile "Life Recycling Raw" veers into more typical Fridell mode as a churning, rolling groove underscores insistent, one-note stabs and "Fictional Stories" is all panning riffs and insistent chord sequences. Finally, "Attract Inhibitor" sees him move back towards a more introspective approach, with rasping percussion underpinning atmospheric textures.
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