So let's talk about Human Particle's Place of Irony: Expectation and Memory, the new 5-track album from the duo of John and Sam Bosson from Los Angeles. Human Particle makes atmospheric techno with an undercurrent of dark ambient. The dark ambient feel comes to me when I hear both the gently churning foundation of synthwork and the subtle reverb dotted throughout the cassette, but in terms of rhythm, this is techno. Unlike the gimmicky whirligigs of modern techno, though, Human Particle demonstrates its expertise in tasteful minimalism. You won't hear unnecessary soundbytes and over-the-top sirens, which is more than a little welcome if you ask me. It's straightforward, engaging, and dance-worthy.
This cassette is one out of five in a recent batch from Ascetic House and I picked it up from the gang the last time they were through Chicago. Your best bet now if you want a cassette is probably to order a distributed copy from Chondritic Sound. If you've liked the more techno-influenced stuff out of Ascetic House like Jock Club, Soren, Memoryman, or Deep Pill, you'll like this for sure.
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