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"The kaleidoscopic kente-cloth cover is a red herring: There's nothing explicitly African about these slowly unspooling drones from Lichens' Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, aside from a hint of hand percussion. The way those leathery thwacks are caked in digital clipping and nervous delay suggests that messing with the way we decode overdetermined sounds is part of Lowe's project, however. The skulking, barely-there beat is shrouded in a resonant drone with Appalachian overtones, like a jaw harp twanging from mountaintop to mountaintop; a plunging dub bassline breaks the surface in a fizzy echo of Porter Ricks, and in the B-side version, a rippling arpeggio flashes back on Tangerine Dream's Sorcerer soundtrack. It's all suffused in opalescent digital static, like Pole with a fetish for low bit-rates, and despite the brightly covered sleeve, it's as bleak as anything you might find on the Blackest Ever Black label. You can listen to samples on Boomkat, but the tracks really need to be heard in their full, quarter-hour lengths to make sense."


robert aiki aubrey lowe http://www.discogs.c...we&filter_anv=1

listen http://boomkat.com/v...d-vinyl-edition

type http://typerecords.com

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