Turin based producer Yari Malaspina aka OOBE follows up last years’ Opal Tapes-released “SFTCR” cassette with a more clearly defined and uniquely digitized approach to ambient electronica.
Resting melancholy echoes onto slow rave rhythms, “Digitalisea” is a heavy, histrionic set of slow moves into Stargate-mining planetscapes and gaseous, computerized digi-psych. OOBE is deeply cosmic in all of these ultra synthetic dealings with tropes of both ambient techno and classic 90s euphoria, regenerating fragments of both into his own dense, amorphous blur of textural but rhythmic ambience that comes out somewhere between a processed and pixelated Huerco S. and crisply distorted Sci-Fi version of Actress.
“Digitalisea” investigates glitches just under the surfaces of recent distroidian and post-internet sheens as much as the hauntological distant club echos that characterized “SFTCR”. It’s hard to tell if its straight up pitch black or solar-scorched, but it’s always blissed out beneath the claustrophobia.
released November 4, 2014
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