“Harmonizer, or as lovingly referred to as HARMO around these parts is the Vermont duo of Toby Aronson and Greg Davis, whose previous effort, their self-titled debut on Aronson’s own stellar NNA Tapes label was the definitive 5th world statement, and solidified them as sensais in the koan of new drone worship shared by the likes of fellow melodic noisers Caboladies and OPN. In fact Greg Davis (Kranky, Carpark) is zone veteran shredder whose explorations into pastoral electronics have been well documented throughout his mythical Autumn Records catalog. World Complete, Harmonizer’s followup to S/T, is a brain boggler through the storied terrain that Jon Hassell once charted, vectorized through sub bass, magic eye loops and some fusion gomf moves that are decidedly more On The Corner than Aka-Darbari-Java…but do you need to be convinced? The band named themselves after the most dramatic stompbox of the late 20th century. Band burns, this EP burns. Sayonara.” Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies.
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Replica is an electronic song cycle based around audio procured from TV ad compilations. These sample-based meditations are as lyrical as they are ecological, featuring re-purposed “ghost vocals” which serve as narration for Lopatin’s signature amorphous, ambient passages. Lopatin’s Juno-60 is still prominent, but Returnal’s placid, synthetic surroundings are accelerated through darker, more unpredictable terrains via Lopatin’s use of samplers, analog filtering, tape-op, piano, plate reverb and sub-bass. The result is a heightened sense of music as part and parcel of an overall sonic terrain.