Schmickler, Marcus – “Palace of Marvels” – [Editions Mego]
German composer Marcus Schmickler gives us this album of tones and bleeps mangled in a vortex. I think this is music for an insane robot asylum, or perhaps music made in an insane robot asylum by broken clown robots. On mushrooms. The tracks swirl tones and notes into patterns and shapes, making waves out of waves, playing out of tune scales and tripped up drones. It sounds very digital, discordant, and schizophrenic, though not invasive.