LectrO cOd_E lays down another set of freaky electro tracks. These five burners highlight some of his recent experiments with new production techniques and the results are intriguing, a bit absurd, but no less groovy than we have come to expect from this audacious beat smith.
'Last Bump' is garish and grinding with it's resonant blasts and hard clips of FM noise with the occasional stray carrier signal. Of course, under all of the chaotic sonics is the signature LectrO bounce and relentless segmented arrangement style. A vibrant, animated mix layer for any occasion.
Continuing with 'Rewired', the pace is steady for fierce uprock with robotics on lock. Random resonant bleeps dominate in abundance with poly rhythmic hooks strewn throughout...a track that sets and maintains a hard, funky plateau with a few carefully constructed miniature breaks to catch a breath.
'Randomized Funk' is LectrO cOd_E in a particularly spontaneous mode. The snare drum play leads the charge through numerous layers of randomized sequences and quirky atonal patterns. Another strong mix layer that exudes character and interest straight through.
'Watch Me' is an elaborate setup of pulverizing blips punching through a hyped-up beat with splattered, spinning hi-hat rolls, giving way to that commanding vocoder blast. As would be expected, the track rolls through numerous sections. In each chaotic but connective transition, we are subject to new synth sequences and vocal hits, designed to trigger and release in waves of pent-up madness.
Closing with 'Phatt Stabber', the EP settles in the dust of an abstract electro hip hop vibe. The breathing atmospherics set a moody stage for some heady minimal bleep sequences... a proper bookend for this slamming workout of amped breaks.
released December 5, 2020
produced by Cody Chiasson
cover photo by Tara Stadius