Record Label: Fifty Fathoms Deep
It’s been over 12 months since I’ve had the pleasure of writing about an artist that musically had me dizzy with excitement with his fresh creative interpretation to electronic music on his album Disruptive Pattern Material, but I have been watching in the sidelines at the development of his artistic process. Frederick, has been a busy creative up there in Edinburgh without doubt and I got real excited with hearing his latest offering.
An exquisite art-form piece in sound neatly house in an EP bridged by a thought-provoking interlude makes this quite an exceptional composition. I’m a sucker for perfection and abstract and even more so when it comes to listening to arrangement and this ticks all my boxes. Koyaanisqatsi (I’d love to know where the name came from), is so succinct you’re hard pressed to find any faults with the nature of its intricacy. A track that evolves as it transcends the marriage of deep electronica and house beats to spawn a new generation of music – an illegitimate child of different genres for namesake.
Moving On Interlude is a multi-filtered affair of re-triggered filtered vocal loops a quick kiss rendezvous to the next track All Lovedubb. A very deep and ethereal sound with a murky top-heavy kick bass with spacial reverb reminiscent of the ghost dub-plates of sound systems gone-by. Brought out of its moody depths at the three-minute mark by some tempered hi-hats and sci-fi sounds, very lo-fi indeed. There are several influences and styles of music in this EP and no easy feat to combine but this is Frederick we are talking about and I’m not surprised. Complexity and perfection is his thing.
Review by Sandra Swaybe-Barrett
On general release now.