Isoleren Lawaii – On/OFF EP (2012)

  • Dark ambient 
  • Post-industrial 
  • Neoclassical 
  • Musique concrète 
  • Illbient 
  • Breakbeat 
  • Ambient techno 
  • Glitchtronica 
  • Synthwave 
  • Alternative

Comment: Isoleren Lawaii is a one-man-project from Nimes, France who is also known as Syndrôm, Egg Nebula and establisher of the experimental music imprint Pavillon36 Recordings. Similarly his own music is exquisitely experimental operating with rhythms, glitches and sublime drones. The EP clocks in at a 24 minute, however, embracing a bunch of intriguing sonic combinations, ill-omened echoes and rhythmic solutions (from glitched-out techno debris to overwhelming broken beats) which are markedly influenced by more serious, ominous genres such as dark ambient/illbient, and neoclassical music. Turn Off Your TV is a different turn where a spacious synthwave layer and vague techno rhythms are interspersed among tittle-tattle of the children. Emotionally it is depressing and ennobling at the same time. The issue is a part of the discography of Sirona-Records, another label headed by the Frenchman (Arnaud Barbe aka Pollux). In a nutshell, the result is captivating in its menacing ambush.