Displacer - Foundation
Experimental, Electro IDM has always been a love/hate genre for me. I have the impression many artists are only in it to be interesting. But there are albums in this genre which are absolutely stunning in their beauty like Autechre's 'Incunabula', Gridlock's 'Formless' or Arovane's 'Lillies'. This new album of Canada's Displacer is certainly amongst these classics.

The album has what i like most about IDM. Interesting musical ideas, executed with beautiful sounds, warm meandering synthesizers and glitchy complex rhythmns. It takes you on a listening trip and although it is not very original in its execution, i always like having stuff like this in my record collection for the sunny summer days to relax and enjoy. IDM hasn't really evolved since the days of the first Artificial intelligence albums on Warp, but as long as good quality albums keep being released i am not complaining.

Overal Displacer keeps his songs short and snappy and as such we get an interesting album with relatively fast changing textures. Sometimes to short, because a song like "Totality" sounds so good to me, i would have liked it to last for 10 minutes instead of the 2 minutes and 30 seconds it lasts now. But thats the only minor detail on this album for me.Another favorite for me is "Moonrise" which reminds me a lot of the better works of Plaid.

People who are into good quality IDM will find in this album a very good addition to their collection. If you are into acts like the early Autechre, Plaid, Arovane or Astrobotnia this one is a must have.
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Brutal Resonance

Displacer - Foundation

9.0
"Amazing"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released 2012 by Hymen Records
IDM has always been a love/hate genre for me. I have the impression many artists are only in it to be interesting. But there are albums in this genre which are absolutely stunning in their beauty like Autechre's 'Incunabula', Gridlock's 'Formless' or Arovane's 'Lillies'. This new album of Canada's Displacer is certainly amongst these classics.

The album has what i like most about IDM. Interesting musical ideas, executed with beautiful sounds, warm meandering synthesizers and glitchy complex rhythmns. It takes you on a listening trip and although it is not very original in its execution, i always like having stuff like this in my record collection for the sunny summer days to relax and enjoy. IDM hasn't really evolved since the days of the first Artificial intelligence albums on Warp, but as long as good quality albums keep being released i am not complaining.

Overal Displacer keeps his songs short and snappy and as such we get an interesting album with relatively fast changing textures. Sometimes to short, because a song like "Totality" sounds so good to me, i would have liked it to last for 10 minutes instead of the 2 minutes and 30 seconds it lasts now. But thats the only minor detail on this album for me.Another favorite for me is "Moonrise" which reminds me a lot of the better works of Plaid.

People who are into good quality IDM will find in this album a very good addition to their collection. If you are into acts like the early Autechre, Plaid, Arovane or Astrobotnia this one is a must have. Nov 27 2012

Pieter Winkelaar

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