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DeeperNET — Impossible Landscape
(Spotted Peccary SPM-2202, 2014, CD)

by Paul Hightower, Published 2014-11-14

Impossible Landscape Cover art

DeeperNET is the nom de plum of Oregon-based musician Andrew Miles. For his sophomore outing he mines the same heavily layered electronic sounds that infused his 2013 debut, One. Fans of Steve Roach, The Orb, or even Daft Punk will appreciate the rich mixture of analog waveforms, synthesizer atmospherics, and processed rhythms spread across these 11 tracks, all capably engineered into vast, dynamic soundscapes. With the confidence of One under his belt, Miles allows himself to stretch out a bit more by incorporating enticing acoustic textures into tracks like “Fluid in Blue,” which also features the sensual vocals of Zephora. Elsewhere, as on “Fractal Dimension,” he turns the clock back to the sort of bouncy electronic rock that served Alan Parsons so well in the 70s, and he even dabbles in thick, Schulzian analog goodness on tracks like “Thought Drop.” But most notable are the use of bleeding edge stylings that have turned up in clubs across Europe, including razor-blade track splices, skittering percussion, spurting synths, distorted drums, and downtempo grooves. What makes it all hang together is Miles’ affinity for building each track around a melodic or rhythmic focal point — as much as one can expect in the realm of EM anyways. This is where his musical voice is most evident and for the most part his ideas succeed. It all makes for a varied collection that most EM fans should find to their liking, as long as they don’t mind some of the more modern flourishes.


Filed under: New releases, 2014 releases

Related artist(s): DeeperNET (Andrew Miles)

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http://ambientelectronic.bandcamp.com/album/impossible-landscape

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