fela-kuti (Ar Ti)
Very intriguing rhytmic structures, hypnotic, simple melodies and minimalistic approach make me come back to this cassette again and again. Oh and the cover art is perfect!
Favorite track: groove 10.1.
The tenth groove begins a new series of cassettes dedicated to Algorave representatives. It's a music movement that tries to lift restrictions of the artist-software relationship and grant the former a greater impact on music creation. Thanks to the programming tools, the artist codes music in real time. The most important thing is not what he is doing at a given time (performative aspect), but how he is able to establish a relationship with the listener through the sounds that he (not the software) creates.
One of the representatives of Algorave is a sound artist and programmer, Mike Hodnick, known as Kindohm, who opens this series of grooves. Having been operating for almost a decade, with his numerous releases, he has been trying to create a bridge between complicated rhythms and greater accessibility of coded music.
A broken fragment of a melodic phrase subsequently joined by other elements of the structure opens the A side of the Kindohm’s cassette. The track is gaining pace with every minute and is more and more clearly heading towards the sound of Chicago footwork. The eruption of distorted bass brings to mind the classic productions of the legend of this genre, DJ Clent. The B side features a song set at 160 bpm, in the minimal techno style, but this time its sound refers to the sound palette of early SND productions.
The graphic design of the Algorave series by Iwona Jarosz evokes the works of the 20th-century Wrocław visual artist Wacław Szpakowski. His "rhythmic lines" and "broken lines", their dynamics, rhythmization, interpenetration of simplicity and complexity can be an extremely interesting reference point for the practices of the (visual and sound) creators of Algorave – this is the perspective in which we wanted to present this series.