Background/Info: Born in England, but operating from Toulon (France) Carl Finlow is an old servant from the electro/IDM scene. He has released an impressive number of productions under different monikers and now strikes back with this new 4-track EP.
Content: Carl Finlow hasn’t lost his initial magic, getting us back to Kraftwerk rhythms mixed with minimal and sophisticated sound treatments. Bleeping sequences, dark bass lines, space-like sweeps and dance vibes will for sure appeal for lovers of intelligent dance music.
+ + + : IDM stands for ‘intelligent’ electronics and that’s precisely what this new EP confirms! It’s a great artistic creation, mixing retro elements with contemporary minimalism. The sound treatments are absolutely amazing and excelling on “Phisge”, which is the absolute masterpiece!
– – – : I’m not a huge fan of the rather evasive final cut (cf. “Anomaly 2”).
Conclusion: It once started as a new experiment or just a new electronic challenge, but IDM finally became a truly electronic sound revolution lead by multiple talented artists. Carl Finlow is just one among them.
Best songs: “Phisge”, “Romboid Assassin”.
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