Review: Some years back, Aleksi Perala joined forces with Rephlex co-founder Grant Wilson-Claridge to invent a custom musical scale, The Colundi Sequence, which boasts 128 frequencies "chosen via experimentation and philosophy". Perala has been using this as the basis of his attractive electronic work for some time, self-releasing 15 EPs of tracks since 2014. This epic, triple-vinyl album gathers together highlights from the previously download-only series - all with deliberately obtuse titles, made up of letters and numbers - and accurately showcases the depth and diversity of Perala's work. Clone is calling it "spiritual techno", and that's an excellent catch-all description for a set that variously touches on Motor City futurism, IDM, electro, dub techno, ambient and Rephlex-esque "braindance".
Review: Deep within the plethora of universe lies a code that maybe Aleksi Perala holds the key to. A neural network of chasing electricity shooting around a galaxy of hightailing lights and flashing blips. Bring that down a dimension or two and your entered into a realm of spiralling synths and circular rhythms we've experienced but in parts here with a gnarliness less heard in Perala's dreamier framework. A larger portion of these productions serve harder, industrialised drums and melodies alongside leaner productions like "UKMH51900046". "UKMH51900047" goes there for a rougher sound that's closer to mother earth, with opener "UKMH51900044" a sweet piece of bleep music lost but then found again in the ether.