Philadelphia-based producer King Britt, under the alias Fhloston Paradigm (a The 5th Element reference), delivers sprawling, imaginative, pulsating & futuristic compositions, taking inspiration from classic sci-fi soundtracks like Blade Runner for his sonic palette. With epic chords, floaty vocal features, and pulsing beats & bass, the best tracks on here are immersive & expansive while remaining danceable.
A U R O R A aims directly, through its monolithic construction, at blinding luminescent alchemy; not with benign heavenly beauty but through decimating magnetic force. With his first solo LP in 5 years, Ben Frost once again proves his ability to craft forceful, physical music out of tribal drums & densely layered static & noise. It’s so intense at moments it can become abrasive for casual listeners (lots of high frequency white noise all over the place), still, the album is a highly effective exercise in extreme kinetic energy, often blurring the line between digital & organic.