音樂家/樂團：Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
專輯：Cognition / Observation
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Cognition is the very necessary follow-up to Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe’s physically-modelled, modular trance impulses heard on Timon Irnok Manta, which was issued to critical acclaim by Type in 2012.
Bypassing academic practice in pursuit of fluid, instinctive progression, Cognition (Forbes) and Observation (Sophrons) unfurl two long, knotted sequences entangling intricate West African drum patterns and visual motifs in a buoyant, propulsive abstraction of techno and earthed-yet- cosmic electronics.
Bass is thick as treacle and buffered by a scratchy, semi-organic flux of dancing sparks and mbira- like metallic twang in Cognition (Forbes) before the same elements refract and tessellate a more nuanced echo chamber sound distinctly recalling the shape of Dynamo’s classic Außen Vor as much as Hieroglyphic Being’s hypnotic improvisations.
Rarified, transcendent music of the strongest order.