Review: Based on the concept of 'repetitive variation', the ever-prolific Aleksi Perala's latest long player is a wonderfully vivid affair. It moves from the high-pitched melodic tones and breezy rhythm of "NLL561908690" and the beautiful, expansive deep techno of "NLL561908692" into more morose, acid-tweaked tracks like "NLL561908691 and the jerky groove of "NLL561908693". Apart from the somewhat unwieldy track titles, the Finnish producer's lovingly-crafted analogue tracks stand out from 99% of contemporary techno - even when he goes down a more stripped back route, as is audible on "NLL561908694", the resulting clanging groove could only be the work of Aleksi Perala.
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".