Raudive: Chamber Music (CD, Macro, October 2010)

Oliver Ho (for it is he) marries über-minimal 4:4 beats with dark atmospheric instrumentation, and creates something that sounds very fresh. At times, I was unsure whether or not I was listening to a techno record. But I like music which keeps me guessing, so that’s okay. The clicks and pads of the drum machine may often take a back seat to strings, processed guitars, and even a saxophone… but they’re a back-seat driver, and underpin everything rather than feeling tacked on. I don’t think this is as ground-breaking as some reviewers have suggested, but it is still very enjoyable.

I bought this from Boomkat. They call it Minimal / Dancefloor.

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