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Chiastic Slide [Reissue]

Warp Records

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Chiastic Slide - the glitch blueprint - endlessly imitated, deconstructed and worshipped, now a quarter of a century old and still capable of shaping the narrative. The period that followed this album was a weird one in electronic music, there were just no other records that shaped IDM in quite the same way.

25 years later Chiastic Slide's influence is just as evident, but the gap between its rhythmic genius and the legions of imitations seems almost laughably wide. ‘Tewe’ flows with the kind of liquid energy that’s completely at odds with the monochrome, staccato constructions you’d find on something like a Markant record, while the industrial clank on ‘Cichli’  connects directly to Alan Wilder and Martin Gore's mallet-on-sheet-metal brilliance in a way we just didn't clock at the time. 

And on it goes - ‘Recury’ is a submerged sci-fi tearjerk of the highest order, ‘Pule' is pure, arpeggiated synth voodoo, 'Rettic AC’ is like some alien concrète flashback, ‘Calbruc’ stop-motion turntablist attack - it’s just all a perfect vision of some imagined future that hadn't quite finished rendering yet. — (via Boomkat)

Now reissued and repackaged with a spot gloss cover, and reveals additional shapes when held under the light; includes download card. Art direction by Sheffield-based, The Designers Republic.

Label: Warp Records
Format: 2x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: UK
Originally released: 1996
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, IDM, Downtempo, Experimental

File under: Electronic / Leftfield