Off World - 2 (2017)

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Off World - 2 (2017)

Off World - 2 (2017)
Electronic | 00:39:15 | MP3, 320 kbps | 90 MB
Label: Constellation

"Off World is a stellar new project headed by Sandro Perri, one of the most singular producers in contemporary music; featuring some of the most inventive, spellbinding work in his catalogue." – BOOMKAT

"Sandro Perri’s electronic ensemble make music somewhere between motorik and fidgeting, putting the path ahead in plain view before suggesting you consider every other possible crevasse. Perri’s clean and fantastical sounds as Off World are not dissimilar from his odd, spangly folk works, but the timbres are a massive deviation: using kosmische and vintage electronics with a revolving cast of players, he makes sounds that feel full of alien humors – jokes we can’t quite get but find funny anyway. Joined by Eluvium’s Matthew Cooper, Lower Dens’ Drew Brown and avant-garde songwriter Eric Chenaux, along with Susumu Mukai and Craig Dunsmuir, this record feels like a hundred different ideas firing off at once, often wrestling in a chrome blank space – the surrealism of an old wordless cartoon plays in many of these beatless tunes, while the occasional spark of percussion offers an almost songlike quality to songs that are mostly blusterous sound effects and stray chords. It’s perhaps more fun than the first Off World record, in this sense: the sonic diversity is both maddening and compelling, moving from shrill, incongruent electronic improvisations to segues of prettiness and dropped hints of dance music. In fact the frantic, collage-like movements of this record are enough to keep me poring over it again and again, finding trinkets of sound that feel like they could exist nowhere else. Long may this Off World project continue, if it’s going to be offering us this many possible worlds."

01. Off World - Wet Max
02. Off World - Island Fanfare
03. Off World - Scrubdown
04. Off World - Memory Drip
05. Off World - The Mask
06. Off World - Play Room
07. Off World - Night Valve
08. Off World - Decamp
09. Off World - Satellite Beach
10. Off World - The Grail