Sunday, October 20, 2019

Ale Hop - Apophenia [Buh Records Promo]

Put on the circuit via the Peruvian imprint Buh Records on September 20th, 2k19 is "Apohenia", the latest album effort created by Berlin-based Peruvian artist and composer Ale Hop who is catering an eight tracks, 34 minutes spanning musical serving with this one. Starting her second album on Buh Records with "Augury" Ale Hop fuses atmospheric Ambient structures generated from what is described in the accompanying promo sheet as atomized Field Recordings with randomized, yet vanishing rhythmic metallic clangs whilst the follow up "Side Effects" presents a brooding, spine-tingling sci-fi vibe in conjunction with reprocessed SpokenWork layers. Furthermore "El Beso" introduces a spatial variation of clicking Electronica reminiscent of the warm, playful minimalism of long gone labels like Heimelektro Ulm Tonquellen, "Lima" is a Field Recordings meets score'esque Space Ambient ode to the capital of the artists home country and "Onomatopoeia" brings on more of a swampy, fever'ish vibe as well as a distinct ritualistic aspect prone to be used in exoterrestrial voodoo summonings or other quirky, out of of this world religious ceremonies. With "Punales" we see Ale Hop apply a twangy, unexpected FreakBlues angle to her musical work, the title track "Apophenia (Cielo Azul)" weighs in distortion and feedback heavy Noize elegies for those in the know and the final cut "Marches" combines the intensity of electronic feedback buzzing with masterly crafted Electronica meets Future Tribal beats for the darkest hours on hyperadvanced dancefloors. Good stuff. 


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