Qebrus – also sometimes written as Qebrµs, capitalized or not – is one of these musical oddities that keep on giving. Earlier this year, we’ve covered the project’s latest release, ᐔᐌᐂᐍᐚ, and, after many single releases, we find ourselves once again in front of a full-length release: ◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙◙. The album, from here on referred to as A A(source) for obvious reasons, is in line with most of the cryptic glitch artist’s output, but feels more minimalistic, contemplative, even. It might be difficult to grasp the complexity and effort that goes into making these tracks, just because of the sheer amount of stuff that seems to be happening at once at all time, but it’s an utterly jolting experience to go through as a listener. The eleven squared-circle tracks take you on many a bewildering journey, through glitch aesthetics, audio manipulation, samplings, ambient music, experimental breakcore rhythms, and noise. I feel it’s also their most mature release to date, for it doesn’t solely rely on musical shock value to be interesting, but crafts vast and powerful atmospheres that simply boggle the mind. A A is certain to be one of, if not the best experimental IDM release of the year, so you should really let yourself sink into its inescapable grasp.
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