Transcription Factors is a collection of songs created using a sound tracker that contains conserved sequence elements from songs made over the past decade. Similar to the way a ‘transcription factor protein’ binds to a DNA sequence and limits the transfer of what genetic information will be passed on, preserved musical sequences help regulate what will be passed along to future generations of songs.
Cagey House has been unleashing strange sounds on the netlabel scene for several years. Each track on this particular album began as a single phrase. Variations (in voicing, pitch and tempo) were spun from these phrases and then dubbed over each other, again and agian, until a kind of delerium set in.
Creating dark and brooding landscapes of electronic noise, XTRNGR creates sonic washes of harmonic distortion and ambient doodlings. Sounding at times like German Kosmische music, this is two tracks of brilliant electro beauty.
Riding the waves of fire from KATARRHAKTES’ previous concept EP MAELSTRÖM, The Xallarap Investigation is a somewhat more muted affair, favouring stripped back, simplified waveforms to the densely programmed sound fields of prior releases. This EP, written in one week, chronicles the explorations of a scientific research team whose orders are to investigate a planet given the moniker ‘Xallarap’ after extreme gravitational mirages are observed in its vicinity.
Wait For No Man is inspired by the sensation of standing on a beach, watching the waves crashing and breaking mere feet away and the combination of strength, beauty, destructive power and the slow passage of time. It captures these sensations through a series of drone based tracks, featuring subtle melodic patterns, delicate guitar work and glitchy percussion.