It's always pleasing to see a young independent label turn things around and take everyone by surprise. In an age where music is often guided by rigid structures, Ron Morelli makes it clear that his vision surpasses the boundaries of house and techno. Newcomer Jahiliyya Fields opens his LP with an hypnotic assembly of drones which rapidly mould into a sweeping composition haunted by the presence of a distant female voice. Circular drones are carried into "Ocean Mom", where icy arrangements are quickly melted down to form a squelching industrial tone. "Air On Earth" gives us only a faint hint of a bass drum in the distance, which is then slowly engulfed in a sea of harsh modular soundscapes. Fields introduces a circus-like melody on "Water Breaker", and ties it neatly into a half-step reminiscent beat placed below fast bouncing chords and effects. Unicursal Hexagram reaches its peak with "White Cabbage", where smooth, looping synth melodies collide with arcane noises escaping from every direction and allows the sorcery of "AAAA" to tie everything together with irregular percussion. An inspiring journey through sound.
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