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Another release from Dissolved. Another free release. Another brilliant free release. Dissolved is the hardest working man in one of the least fashionable types of music out there (electronica) and consequently I review at least one of his albums a month, it seems. I am sure by now I must have repeated myself when talking about Dissolved’s music, all superlative this and unrewarded that but god damn it, the music he makes is consistently better than most of the stuff I get to review or even buy, so here we go again.

“Why don’t you make Maremire ?” was on the recent Behind Closed Doors podcast if you want a sneak peek. Crunchy Autechre-an drums, circuitous squishy melodies and a beatific choir all combine into an opening track that is plainly Dissolved but operating at extremely high levels. “Trimantid Replacement Theory” features an elastic phased drumline as a hook and a shadowy sinister synth melody, which combine to create a perfect incubator for the sun-dappled lead synth that appears and transforms the track into the audio equivalent of skipping round a sunny forest glade waving at friendly woodland creatures. “Xylophonic Non Spectre” is a chirpy and chunky piece of beats-y electronica that is elevated to a level of special-ness by a perfectly placed choral sample and the intricate layering of sounds that make electronica and Dissolved such an endlessly fascinating and rewarding musical experience.

“I Learned Machine Code In 30 Minutes By Drinking Dye”. If you don’t want to listen to a song with that title then stop wasting my time and your own time by reading this review. I could say the same about “Ganymede Diver Spasm” but instead I will say that it is a percussive and rumbly little tune enlivened by an electric guitar solo…of sorts. “Stestelid” is a drone-y and dream like excursion into the quiet side of Dissolved’s brain and sounds like a watercolour of an abandoned fairground being flushed down a toilet. “Argon Laser Inaccuracy” is all about the tough, tough beats that keep cycling round and round while at the edges of your hearing bad things wait to do you harm. “Blaschka’s Glass Vision” sounds a bit like Global Communication being attacked by giant robotic insects. It really does.

There is no excuse for not getting this album. It is free to download from but you have the option to donate money via Paypal. If you don’t donate money via Paypal I will come and find you and rob you. Seriously.

Kim Monaghan

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Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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