I guess I have the honor of starting this thread. Who wants to talk about this ridiculous sonic masterpiece?! My thoughts after one listen through…
“Microscopium Recurse” is an unexpected choice for an opener, being over 12 minutes long and untethered to any regular rhythm. But it overcomes the usual challenges of these kinds of gestural, sound-design-forward pieces - it’s varied, purposeful, and of course pristinely sculpted.
I love the intro to “Oustrue” - all the morphing, watery, spectral vibes.
“k-0” is interesting to me for having so many unstable rhythmic bits. Got my imagination going about ways to do this with my modular - jitter the master clock sometimes? or just the patterns of certain voices? occasionally inject a way faster sequence via switching? unquantized burst triggers? stuttering at the sequence level vs live slicing audio?
“Sentik Pin” has a reeeeeally nice gradual build up (and down) in intensity. A variety of creative sounds throughout serving in “snare” capacity to my ears.
“Brux” - great groove, cool bass.
Really enjoy the sort of hollow, filter-enveloped percussion toward the end of “Pngtrk”. Pitch shift effects in this track are almost goofy.
“Opaque Ke” - great ostinato in that sparse looped plinky pattern. Interesting to me though that Richard makes the tracks work whether there is overt repetition like this or not.
More superb liquidy feels in the middle of “Eylansec”, plus that nice almost-vowel-sounding synth that’s getting panned all around. Fantastic (physically modelled?) spring sounds toward the end. This track feels particularly alive.
“Takara” - chill melodic closer, very nice tones. Though I think my favorite thing is the synth that sounds like a cricket in the background.
A very rewarding listen.