Published Jun 30, 2014Dieter Moebius has been pushing the boundaries of recorded sound since the '70s, as part of such ground-breaking Krautrock and kosmische musik acts as Harmonia and Cluster, and in his collaborations with Brian Eno and Conny Plank, but he's not letting his septuagenarian status dull his sense of adventure. His latest solo release and first for More than Human (which could be considered Vancouver's response to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop if it focused on limited edition vinyl), Nidemonex is a thoroughly experimental three-track, half-hour EP.
The opening "Inmedin" sounds the most upbeat, with a kind of dilapidated wind chime sound in which organic timbres churn over static bass lines. "Zytos" and "Xenos" carry more of a post-apocalyptic tone: the former features hollow bass, guttural vocal tweaks and tinny, siren-esque timbres; tense grinding, ghostly synthetic whines, panning satellite tones and rumbling heartbeat bass all climax in a jazzy, acidic spat on the latter. As the tracks evolve, the mind lights up with examples of sci-fi film scenes for which they'd be perfect to soundtrack. (More Than Human)