July 2014 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: VISTAAS – Sunkhronos

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VISTAAS
Sunkhronos
Self-Released
Street: 01.14
VISTAAS = Pierre Schaeffer + Oneohtrix Point Never

Sunkhronos is a sample-heavy, cut-up work. This record has the feel of a found cassette in sections—the rare type where ferric tape hiss actually adds to the musicality. I would refer to it as musique concrète more readily than, say, a beat tape. However, there are some interesting rhythmic elements, as on “Putrefacere,” though they are not percussive. The sound is warm, and the production is clever. I could do without a few speech samples—which tend to bother me in most of the sample-based cases in which they appear—but even so, a few of the shorter ones add favorably to the music. I look forward to hearing more from VISTAAS. –T.H.

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