Album Review

Kassem Mosse – “Disclosure” – [Honest Jon’s Records]

Kai Sync   11/9/2016   12-inch, A Library



This Kassem Mosse’s (Gunnar Wendel from Leipzig) second album, a double album, continues his trade of unexpected click and tics and patterns concerning modern Intelligent Electronic Dance Music, breaking dance patterns to electronic dust and re-applying the material back to the sonic canvas. Even if many of the tracks have an anchor point in house beats or other dancy beats, he manages to surprise within the tracks, sometimes by a repetitive figure that is close to Grime than dance, or otherwise smearing in pentatonic scales of stripping down the material to a sharp angle. It’s a puzzle and if you manage to solve the mystery, it just means that the solution was intangible but at the same time the journey was the reward. And all you did was to follow along his path. The best parts are the cases where Kassem breaks down synth patterns to scratchy molecules and re-arranging them. The last side, D, has three locking groves.


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