Pursuing the patiently nuanced logic of his prior releases, Brooklyn’s experimentalist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (Lichens, OM) offers two extended hypnotic explorations made of slowly evolving arrangements of voice and modular synthesizer soundscapes.
Coaxing waves of drip-off dissonant tang into an alternately acrid, aqueous flow with the meter of a water clock in orbit or a deep sea hydrothermal vent spewing pure minerals under unfathomable pressure, Magnamite exhibits the relationship between human and machine, showcasing the coupling of the two instruments.
Drifting and wildly pulsating, Heart of Sogguth on the flip side gives a second wind, picking up the pace to a 111bpm bump soaked in spring reverb and riddled with hiccuping voices that appear to originate in or at least resonate in the listener’s own trachea with a potent tang whilst the groove quietly knots us in sensually elastic loops.
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Dubplates & Mastering
‘Magnamite’ recorded by Emmanuel de Barros during artist residency at Grim in Marseille in 2014.
Studio Hugo Blanzat