Review: The ever-effective Hyperboloid imprint return this week with a new artist by the name of A.Fruit. Everything seems to be in order, then. Veering off from their usual blend of outsider electronics, "Days" kicks off like a speeding bullet, smashing through the speakers with a malovence that we haven't heard since the late 90s jungle days, while "Three Six Nine" loosens the groove to unleash a fiery concoction of half-step tribalism. The same goes for "Reflection In Your Eyes, albeit slowed down, and the lead track "Your Inner Sun" washes away any rave hysteria with a much gentler, more symphonic approach that is akin to post-dubstep. Wonderful stuff here.
Review: The Hyperbolid team love to deliver releases with a bit of a twist, which is why we were so thrilled to jump into this super experimental LP project from Cadeu, who suits up for a journey through sound like we have never heard before. The LP is a perfect showcase for taking soundscaping to a whole new level, with every track giving us an intricate, expansive look into electronic music's many elements, from the stunning synthesizer manipulation of '75' through to the percussive explosions of 'Omg'. There are some real stunners on here, with our favourites being the icy soundscapes of 'Gho', alongside 'Metal', a glorious display of rhythmic expertise. Excellent work all around.
Review: Alexey Devyanin has given us all sorts of magnetism since his first productions began to appear in a distant and foggy 2010. He's lived the entire post-dubstep era from its early days through to its present state, and that journey has taken him across labels like Car Crash Set, Berlin's Leisure System, Infinite Machine, Tuff Wax, and his own Hyperboloid. His new album, Human.exe, lands on the latter and it's an extensive piece of work spanning all corners of the bass spectrum. There isn't a single tune on here that remains linear throughout and, instead, Pixelord uses a wide diversity of sonics and beat tactics to produce his mechanical strain of bass-heavy dance music. This is what 'bass' is all about at the end of the day; a vast and bottomless pit of sounds put together under one hybrid groove. For fans of Actress, Hessle, and anything on Hyperdub.
Review: As far as we can see, the team at Hyperboloid have really unearthed a diamond of a project with this one as they welcome Raumskaya in for an extremely tasty creation, as he unveils his spectacular 'Eco' album. As a project, this is a perfect showcasing of the exploration into electronic music and just how good the weird and wonderful can be. From the emotive yet thumping designs of 'Flame Threshold' and 'Melt Me' to the stunning soundscape work of 'Int' and 'Pristine', it covers so many themes and ticks so many boxes. For us, the standouts include the bubbling rhythms and spacey textures of the title track 'Eco', alongside the haunted pulsing stabs of 'None'. It's a top quality project to say the least!
Review: Pixelord and the mysterious Sangam combine for a final fantasia of sounds in this four-track City High Fantasy EP that pulls at the heartstrings of deepest anime themes to Blade Runner atmospheres of tears in the rain. Overtly in "Process Cold" and deeply embedded in the synths and field recordings of "Opacity", these two sit between the liquid industrialisms, chemical rhythms, glitch and cosmic Detroit electro of "Weathered Eternity" and the two-stepping, bleeps and breaks of "City High Fantasy". Believe the Hyperboloid.