Whoa. System overload! Just finished this. While I will admit I’m not the biggest breakcore/breakbeat fan, I have a couple of buddies that are MASSIVE into it so I hear it a fair amount. This record was definitely, whats the word, unique (?)…
There was A LOT going on with this record. First off, I have never heard the two styles used with each other, breakbeat/core with modern composition so that’s interesting in and of itself. Used very nicely at times I might add. I prefer the tracks where the breakbeats are layered in the back of the classical pieces, not at the forefront.
Some really great tunes though, especially ‘Hajnal’. Starts with hyper speed modern comp, only to go into some Art Blakly type jazz drums beats, smokey saxophone, then back into computer crashing breakbeat noise. Never heard anything like it
At times you feel like Beethoven, Squarepusher and Brian Chamberlain from Lightning Bolt got caught up in George Carlin’s time machine in ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ and formed a band.
Enjoyed it more than I thought I would to be honest. Need to tell a couple of my buddies about this record, as I doubt they have heard it and will be flipping their lid once they do.