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Kangding Ray – Cory Arcane (CD Album – Raster-Noton)

By Jan 14,2016

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Genre/Influences: IDM, experimental-techno.

Kangding RayBackground/Info: Kangding Ray (aka David Letellier) is a rather familiar artist releasing his work on Raster-Noton. “Cory Arcane” is the 5th full length of the French artist on the label.

Content: ‘Cory Arcane found her comfort zone in a constant state of crisis, and her liberation through love, sensuality, and high-speed internet access’. This conceptual theme was transposed into an intelligent and clearly IDM-minded sound. There’s an exciting twist between minimal-technoid arrangements and some more evasive passages. Some of the tracks move into mysterious atmospheres while there also is a more exotic touch emerging at the surface of a few cuts.

+ + + : I especially like the rather constant sound manipulations animated by subtle bleeps and somewhat darker, industrial components.

– – – : Some experimental elements are less accessible, but on the other side it also is one of the characteristics of the artist’s creation.

Conclusion: Kangding Ray is a confirmed value on Raster-Noton and the IDM scene as well. This album confirms the creative mind of this artist and his never-ending will to explore new sound-paths.

Best songs: “These Are My Rivers”, “Safran”, “Acto”, “Bleu Oscilliant”.

Rate: (DP:7½)DP.

Band: www.kangdingray.com

Label: www.raster-noton.net / www.facebook.com/rasternoton

 

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