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)".
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.