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Runtime: 46'10''

«Another great album from Adam Balušík a.k.a. room101. Unlike his last release for test tube (tube148), this one marks a depart from otherwise typical loose drone experimentation into more surgically synth splintering - which sometimes still cross drone boundaries anyway. But it's not a defect, it's... just the way it is. A drone simply urges, begs to be used in a specific moment in the space-time continuum, or whatever. Adam knows how to use them, and the results are absolutely brilliant.

'Longevity Acid Gene 1' suggests something of clinical/scientific origin, so we went for some matching artwork that resembled the feeling of lab work experimentation. I think it fits real nice with the music, but you have to listen to the whole album to evaluate that. There are truly remarkable tracks here, and pretty much all of them are based on granular synthesis or something of similar origin. My favorites have to be 'LAG-1.4' and 'LAG-1.5.3' (awesome drone on this one), and the whole album is very cohesive without repeating ideas.
Adam really nailed it this time.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • LAG-1 ....................................................................................... pt us
  [5'27'' • 10,1Mb • 256Kbps]
02 • LAG-1.2 .................................................................................... pt us
  [6'37'' • 12,2Mb • 256Kbps]
03 • LAG-1.3.1 .................................................................................. pt us
  [6'50'' • 12,6Mb • 256Kbps]
04 • LAG-1.4 .................................................................................... pt us
[5'22'' • 9,98Mb • 256Kbps]
05 • LAG-1.5.3 ................................................................................. pt us
  [7'15'' • 13,4Mb • 256Kbps]
06 • LAG-1.6 .................................................................................... pt us
  [7'04'' • 13,0Mb • 256Kbps]
07 • LAG-1.7.5 .................................................................................. pt us
  [7'35'' • 14,0Mb • 256Kbps]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 1,77Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 85,4Mb]

Reviews:

«The tension inherent in Longevity Acid Gene 1 by Room101 (aka Adam Balušík) is all about pulse. It opens with a dubbily percussive track, "LAG-1", that’s all beat and stretch, all warbly synth elements, and pinprick pounding, and seesaw sine waves, and blips that are left to slowly fade. As such, its a gradated portrait of the spectrum of synthesis. Each track that follows "LAG-1" is another snapshot of a wide range of approaches. "LAG-1.2" is a stereoscopic bit of strobing, like Underworld’s great “Rez” reimagined as the backing score to Nintendo DSi cartridge. The other standout track is “LAG-1.4,” as mundane as a throbbing drone can be, and all the more magnetic for its seeming ordinariness. The near hush of "LAG-1.4" is no less immersive than the glo-stick scene-setting of "LAG-1.2", but "LAG-1.4" is concerned with surveillance, not resplendence — its pulse is virtually two beats, one at the opening, the other, after nearly five and a half minutes, at the close.»
- Marc Weidenbaum [Disquiet] / August 05, 2009

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©2009 found
©2009 aeriola::behaviour
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©2009 test tube


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