Friday, January 27, 2017

Dioxadol Borges – Siconauta Tourist Class (2016)

  • Psychedelic 
  • Improvised music 
  • Acid pop 
  • New Age 
  • Avant-garde 
  • Experimental pop 
  • Mood music 
  • Avant-pop

Comment: before having any factual knowledge about this Uruguayan artist while having listened to this 13-track in a row for many times I rather would have thought of Dioxadol Borges as an artist from Chicago, the home city for pan y rosas discos. Chicago, Illinois, USA is being known due to many experimental music and improvised music scenes, one of them is improvised music/free jazz scene involving such artists as Isotope 217, Brokeback, David Grubbs, Chicago Underground Duo, Chicago Underground Orchestra if to name some well-known ones. In fact, all these artists are genre-fluid, and the same could be said about Dioxadol Borges. Roughly, it could be said the issue is heavily electronic keyboard-driven being accompanied by different sorts of rhythms. At times it is quite laid-back and New Age-y, sometimes driven by more aggressive beats and sonic effects and studio trickery. Those more placid moments remind of another South American (an Argentinian living in Brazil) artist Humberto Luis Schenone, and early albums by Dave Keifer aka Cagey House. Within those more tumultuous moments one can enjoy bold drumming and acidic keyboard beams and mutant, machine-repressed vocals engulfing you in an exuberant way (for instance, at tecnochipland). In a word, the result is somehow chill and mirthful to be adeptly reconciled. It depicts a balanced and graceful motion. Solid work.
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