Techno’s purple patch of a few years ago seems to be on a wane. Split between emotionless digital kick drum work outs and alienating abstract compositions, there just seems to be something missing. Thankfully, Clone Records – under the Clone Basement Series guise – are serving up a timely reminder of what can be achieved under the banner of the big T.
Aleksi Perälä‘s ‘Colundi Sequence‘ series – named after his bespoke scale that underpins all the melodies – has rarely seen the light of day on a mainstream physical format. Often appearing on cassette, minidisc and wax cylinder in the past, this signing to Clone Records sees a rare physical pressing to vinyl.
Tonally, it’s easy to pitch the Colundi Sequence as the logical successor to Aphex Twin’s Polygon Window alias, but you can easily point the finger of inspiration towards anything from Jeff Mills to Thom Yorke. Premiering on the Inverted Audio channels, we are happy to bring you the lead track from ‘The Colundi Sequence Vol. 1‘ as a taster. We trust you’ll find it as instantly intoxicating as we did.
The Colundi Sequence Vol. 1 is out now, order a vinyl copy from Clone.