Konx​-​om​-​Pax - Optimo Tracks

by Display Copy

I 06:00
II 03:34
III 06:22


Boomkat Review -

Acclaimed visual artist Konx-om-Pax presents an absolutely amazing first release from his Display Copy label, including a No Fun Acid remix by Carlos Giffoni. Konx-Om-Pax is one of those enviably hyper-active characters, equally adept at creating dazzling artwork for sleeves like Oneohtrix Point Never's 'Rifts' comp and a number of Rustie releases, as well as art direction for videos from Jamie Lidell and Hudson Mohawke, collaborations with Mogwai and even a series of seriously heavyweight mixtapes. For this release we're dealing with his sonic persona, presenting three extended tracks roving between Swans-strength bludgeoning on 'I', onto close, clammy, digital drone shapes on 'II' with shades of Coil or Autechre at their most sullen. The longest, and most impressive, is 'III', displaying a hyper-aware aesthetic blending Hecker-esque digital spasms with lysergic noise squalls and cavernous electro-acoustic dynamics crossing the disciplines of Bernard Parmegiani and Keiichiro Shibuya in a head-frazzling fashion. With such visceral material to work with Caros Giffoni ends the set with a compelling remix, feeding the source material through his mazy No Fun Acid matrix to splay him into an anxious blur of squirming sinewaves and organically evolving noisescapes. In other words, this is really really REALLY good, and completely f**ked sideways. Comes in limited, hand numbered (200 copies) and printed artwork, a free sticker, and our noisiest recommendation to fans of the Mego or No Fun Productions camps. Don't miss.


released September 15, 2012


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