Review: Brainwaltzera's escapades for the Film imprint have opened up a new and interesting channel for ambient music, one which cautiously steps into more structured territories. As such, this remix EP makes total sense, and so does the line-up that appears on it; legend Luke Vibert's wonky beat reshuffle perfectly enscapsulates the oddities found on "Muddy Puddle Trot", and the same goes for both Eva Geist's and Guavid's remixes - two curious amalgamations of outsider sounds. Ignazz ignites "Marzipan Leftovers" with a more house-centric approach, lifting the air with a mechanic drum machine groove, while Philipp Otterbach's version of "Triangulate Dither" opens the doors to a magnificent plane of ambient landscapes. Almighty.
Poly Ana Summers (Schoolyard Surph Beat) - (4:13) 125 BPM
Carniblurr Lane 6 - (4:25) 128 BPM
Mixolydian Transition 18 - (3:55) 156 BPM
Kurzweil Dame - (2:17) 136 BPM
BouheD Trot - (2:49) 66 BPM
Take1 - (5:32) 141 BPM
Triangulate Dither (Night More Sleepy version) - (3:25) 69 BPM
Frikandel (The End Bit) - (2:04) 54 BPM
Yamaha Hills (edit) - (5:16) 82 BPM
Late Hither (Ma8ema8mati7s Afsxissor Nap version) - (6:44) 86 BPM
Review: Fresh from the release of a fine EP of braindance-influenced workouts on Analogical Force, mysterious producer Brainwaltzera delivers his second full-length excursion. This time round, the influences are a lot more horizontal in tone, as the sometime Film artist explores the blurred lines between early '90s ambient, IDM, intelligent techno, drowsy trip-hop and deep space electro. It's a heady and intoxicating brew, as inspired by contemporary takes on classic British electronica as Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin. Highlights bubble to the surface with impressive frequency, from the hazy and horizontal beauty of "Poly_Ana Summers" and Pete Namlook style "Take 1" (complete with tape hiss and cyclical, Steve Reich style melodic movements), to the crunchy, skewed beats of "Frikadel (The End Bit)".