Published Oct 19, 2016Stroboscopic Artefacts label boss Lucy (née Luca Mortellaro) and the enigmatic Rrose (a nod to one of Marcel Duchamp's pseudonyms), who runs the Eaux imprint and counts sonic wizard Bob Ostertag as a collaborator, have paired up to present a jarring EP of forward-thinking, techno-like electronic music. Both producers stretch the boundaries of the genre with their adventurous undertakings (see Rrose's version of the Tenney composition "Having Never Written a Note for Percussion" or Lucy's recently released Self Mythology LP), so it's fitting that as a pair they'd completely shatter expectations.
"Chloroform," the opening track of The Lotus Eaters, is anything but sleep-inducing with its sinister sub-bass pulsations and siren-like tweeting. "Peeling" and "Stained Glass" are as close as these two get to techno, while the epic closing drone feast "Foil Gardens" is worth the price of admission alone. A deep, overtone-riddled fog bank, this insanely immense slab of sound bubbles over with tension, providing a distinct sense of closure to what has ultimately been a journey through the outer limits of electronic composition. (Stroboscopic Artefacts)