lbl: Drop Beat Records
#: spl 11
dub, techno, minimal, experimental, idm
|1.|| ||Settler |
|2.|| ||A Measure Of Loss |
|3.|| ||Vhs |
|4.|| ||A Choice Of Words|
|6.|| ||A Lack Of Calibration |
|7.|| ||Settler Rework|
note: "San Francisco-based Joshua Kit Clayton makes his CD debut with the excellent, mini-LP length REPETITION AND NONSENSE. Clayton is a peer to such post-techno types as Oval or Pole (whose ~scape label released Clayton's first album, NEK SANALET), crafting insidiously catchy tracks awash in dub-like echo effects and littered with digital debris ("Settler," "A Choice of Words," "A Lack of Calibration"). The closing "Settler Rework" sees Clayton pursuing such painstaking processing to extremes, all but forsaking rhythm for textured abstraction and glitch-ghosted dissipation.
Clayton may love his software tools, but he also shares in the purer spirit of the Detroit and Berlin techno minimalists. His sublime "M-Shape" bounces along to a classic Motor City groove while echoing the clean, concise lines and melodic moirT of such avatars as Maurizio and Robert Hood. "A Measure of Loss," with its minute, incremental mechanics and shifting rhythmic center, and the house-spiked electronic funk of "VHS" combine the strongest points of both schools and represent what Clayton does best. All influences aside, this young musician is an original and a talent to watch closely."
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