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Reticulum Flux by Shapeshifter

Shapeshifter is midi-synth expert Malcolm Goodman. And with this effort, he launches the proceedings with harrowing EFX and treatments that could serve as an imaginary soundtrack for "The Big Bang." Moving forward, the artist produces swishing sounds and electronic bombardments, perhaps signifying that the gods have become restless. However, the preponderance of this outing is based upon a manic sound-sculpting environment, featuring discombobulated sequences and multi-hued sonic bombardments. Essentially, Goodman unleashes an abundance of interweaving passages via a rapidly paced methodology. For the most part, all hell breaks loose here.

On the piece titled "Windtunnel," Goodman paints a musical scenario that is akin to a cataclysmic journey though a dark and hallowed void. But he tones the generally, turbulent flow down a few notches towards the end of the set. Besides a few curiously interesting propositions, Goodman’s frenzied and somewhat unrelenting electronic stew is a tad overdone.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Shapeshifter
  • CD Title: Reticulum Flux
  • Genre: Electronica
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Schematic
  • Rating: Two Stars
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