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    Kadet – “Seismic” – [Tektonic Shift]

    Kadet Kuhne strafed the KFJC pit last July, and air-dropped
    this release from 2001. For an “electronic” album, this has
    got a lot of organic texture, nothing is too round, no curve
    too well mapped. She’s done work with art installations and
    it shows why here, her pieces have a lot of space in them,
    and rather than ride a groove into metranome mantra, she
    seems more focused on a trip covering territory. “Insert”
    has these static discharges into silence at the start, but
    works its way through a backdoor to isolationist dub styles.
    “Paradigm” is some sort of alien health monitor (tricorder?)
    that picks up crosstalk from dead astronauts. “Solipsism”
    is not really techno, but has a Basic Channel kind of
    ghost. That sort of driving in tunnels after dark ride.
    Usually on here rhythm is confined to small cells. “Ursula”
    is a broken sprinkler that has that Artificial Intelligence
    comp flavor. “Metathought” plugs into music concrete, “Seconds”
    bursts till it hurts. One unifying facet here might be waves
    clipped to the point of squelch changing to static. Or loose
    wires for taut tots.

    – Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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