Genre/Influences: Minimal-techno, experimental, ambient.
Background/Info: Berlin based producer Robert Lippok has already been active in the music business for quite a long time, but new studio- -and especially solo-albums are released at irregular basis. “Applied Autonomy” was released in 2018 and is the first new solo-album since “Redsuperstructure” (2011). I however have to say that this album has been accomplished by the help of a few guests. The album is also available as vinyl.
Content: The sound universe of Robert Lippok belongs to the future. It’s an experimental work on, which he’s experimenting with sounds and noises. Some parts are rather dark and the spheres a bit mysterious. He clearly experiments with field recordings as well.
Next to several short cuts, Robert Lippok accomplished a few noticeable tracks with solid bass lines, repetitive sequences and blasting sound treatments.
+ + + : “Applied Autonomy” is something special and definitely experimental. It sometimes makes me think to a technoid-soundtrack. The minimal approach of the producer is the main characteristic of his work. Behind this minimalism you’ll discover great sound treatments and especially some of Lippok’s bass lines are worthy of examination. The track “Psychic Waveforms” is a real great piece of music.
– – – : I’m not into the shorter cuts, which are more like little breaks. It sounds a bit fragmented and definitely not comparable with the longer and elaborated cuts.
Conclusion: Robert Lippok is one of those artists who feel like creating his music in a sound lab instead of a music studio. It creates a different dimension in sound resulting in this interesting experiment.
Best songs: “Psychich Waveforms”, “All Objects Are Moving”, “Varieties Of Impact”.