Blush Response – Dimensional Research (Album – Kontaktor Records)

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Genre/Influences: Experimental, Technoid, Industrial.

Format: Digital, Vinyl.

Background/Info:  “Dimensional Research” is the second album by Joey Gonzalez released in 2023. The work has been released by the brand-new Latvian label Kontaktor Records.

Content: The previous album “Neuroscape” already revealed a more Experimental approach while holding onto a Dark- and Industrial driven Techno basis. This work moves on a step further by creating a kind of Experimental chaos featuring fragmented vocals effects mixed with multiple noises and other analogue sound effects.

+ + + : Joey Gonzalez is definitely exploring different and less accessible sonic paths. He however remains a true sound architect creating his modular sounds and noises with a true passion and devotion for the ‘beauty’ of the sound. This way Blush Response has developed a very own sound you can’t compare to any other artist. I however prefer the more ‘accessible’ side of the album featured at the more minimal sounding pieces “Dimensional Research” and “Solar Warden”. I also like the harder sounding “Predatory Algorithms” reflecting a kind of controlled sonic chaos. 

– – – : This album isn’t exactly the most accessible work from Blush Response; it’s a kind of structured chaos that will appeal for analogue sound operators.

Conclusion: Visionary Experimental music at the edge of Industrial-Techno.

Best songs: “Dimensional Research”, “Solar Warden”, “Predatory Algorithms”, “Supermembrane”.

Rate: 7.



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