Ametsub All Is Silence

Ametsub All Is Silence
If it weren't for the efforts of Mille Plateaux's new owner, Marcus Gabler, many of us still wouldn't know much about Ametsub. This relatively anonymous project from Tokyo just happened to release one of the most forward-thinking albums of 2009 and Frankfurt-based imprint Mille Plateaux was responsible for its worldwide distribution. Three years later, his highly anticipated follow up has arrived. All Is Silence is definitely the spiritual successor to The Nothings of the North. The record feels like a complete extension of the ideas originally put forth on his debut. This clicks and cuts master continues to build upon his ardent brand of meticulously chopped glitch hop. Twinkling pianos and jazzy synthetics are bound by balmy interludes that echo an MF Doom production. While some tracks may seemingly end abruptly, this is likely just the by-product of being completely entranced in a world-class demonstration of electronic hypnosis. (Nothings66)