Luis Marte – Routier (2016)

  • Alternative dance 
  • Club dance 
  • Kraut-techno 
  • Techno pop 
  • Tech-electro 
  • IDM 
  • Avant-techno 
  • Experimental techno 
  • Motorik 
  • Micronoise 
  • Glitch techno

Comment: one part of the rhythmic sort of music has been related to the depiction of speed and driving across the highway and staring at the dotted line. For instance, it was so by Kraftwerk, and Neu!. Argentinian Luis Marte's Routier is a successor of this glorious motorik rock/krautrock-esque tradition though doing it in a techno-based and IDM format (at Grenade, and Not Find Another Like one can hear very Kraftwerk-esque whistling bleeps wandering throughout the pieces). On the other side, it is hard to estimate do come there influences either directly or not. It might be these ones come through the neo-krautrock and IDM and clicks and cuts and glitch scene, i.e therefore indirectly (being presumably influenced by such artists as Seefeel, Jan Jelinek, Mark Van Hoen's projects, Autechre, Mouse On Mars, Kreidler, To Rococo Rot). More profoundly, the artist is obsessive at lying around beats and humming sounds and elegant noises thereby creating the impact of watching the panorama while driving into the sunset. Furthermore, these rhythms could freely create a soundtrack for road movies (Vanishing Point, for instance; just remember astounding Primal Scream's album of same title being influenced by a cult motion picture). All in all, it is a beautiful (techno) outing by analysing it from different points of a space. It is a bit of the discography of a Chilean imprint, Pueblo Nuevo.