Huber, Ryan – “Kholstomer” – [Inam Records]
Kholstomer (Strider) is a famous story by Leo Tolstoy that was never finished by him but was reworked and published anyway. This 2016 release by Ryan Huber starts with a non-organic ambient track but then the industrial techno and noise takes over for most of the album. The more techno centric track open up nice avenues into machine dreaming. The non-techno and more industrial harsh tracks moves into the nightmares of machines. The atmosphere is what the AI factory producing androids are creating. Fortunately there are coffee breaks for the more tonal listener.