Reject and Fade label founder Michael Hann takes up his Marreck guise for the Yuda EP on Alien Jams, which is his most percussive and distressed release to date. Before unevenly progressing down a deranged rabbit hole, opening track “Uco” washes the listener in a hazy pulse of low end bass flanked by shimmering melodies, while the hypnotic drums of “Bagun” beat down on a sonic terrain that’s later set adrift in a wash of static. Eddies of corrupted frequencies and arterial synth lines flow freely on tracks “Prakoso” and “Eka”, leaving tribal mechanics, distortion and wailing harmonies on the closing track “Rama” to invite the listener to begin the journey afresh, once again.
*In this sprawling audio "cycle", Stephan explores analogue sounds and drones that are peaceful, subtle and abstract at times. Like any large compendium, one must revisit it time and again to capture all that is exquisitely presented. If resolute, there are many beautiful rewards to discover here.
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