Same Heart, Same Breath, Same Life, Same Death (5:28)
Prayer (part 1) (5:44)
Toward An Entity Of Oneness (5:43)
Gather To Move, Gather To Live, Gather To Be (2:47)
Jani Mun (4:21)
Review: Lakker artist Ian McDonnell realigns with Bedouin Records for a most conceptual of albums as Eomac, the result of an invitation to use samples from the Arabic world sourced by the label, in a bid to cross cultural boundaries in a typically modern fashion. Bedouin approached McDonnell due to his life as an Irish man living in Berlin, further emphasizing the displacement of the original source material. As the Irish producer explains in the album's press release, he took great care to treat the source material with sensitivity and respect in order to understand the context of what he was working with. Apparently he submitted over 30 tracks, which has been condensed down into this 10-track album by Bedouin and adds a compelling chapter to Eomac's brand of brutal yet supple electronic production.
Review: Bay Area producer and acclaimed live act Xosar returns with her fifth album, which follows up last year's Xymeria and 2015's Holographic Matrix. Named The Possessor Possesses Nothing, it was composed in a state of optimistic nihilism and draws inspiration from themes as diverse as alchemy, Kundalini yoga, fractals, DNA structure, the Golden Ratio, biofeedback, quasicrystals.. and stand up comedy! Moreover, her relocation to techno capital Berlin a few years ago has definitely made its mark on her sound here: dark ambient ("Transmogrification"/"The Video"), contorted techno ("A Heart Encircled By A Serpent"/"Pikachu Police State") and EBM ("Heavens Gate") are all apparent on this wild excursion through the underworld.