RALP – 100% Kinetic (NJMP3-0229)

Here you see the art for RALP's album 100% Kinetic, which... oh shit, look away, it's a cybermedusae!! ... damnit it's too late, I'm stoned. =_= Leave me, save yourselves, or whatever dude.

Artist: RALP
Title: 100% Kinetic
Label: Noise-Joy
Cat#: NJMP3-0229
Keywords: Glitch, Abstract, Chiptune, Experimental
Reviewer: Alex Spalding

Feeling bored? Lonely? Poor? Finding you’ve developed an inexplicable taste for weird glitchy electro, IDM and chiptune music that you’ve discovered on the internet? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I’ll have to prescribe 100% Kinetic by RALP. Though it’s a small risk, your head could explode, so if you’re over the age of 50 you might want to ask your physician if you’re healthy enough to handle head explosions.

The first track is titled ‘Protopleural’. It’s already absolutely nuts from the second you hit play. Super-kinetic high charged bass kicks, electro clicks and whirs… I’ve got pixels on the brain. The tiny sounds are like a shower of fractal bits raining down hard.

On ‘Inimiad Yrvlox’ distorted, lobit breaks crash around and get all freaky. The chip bass and whistles make you want to get down. Mario and Luigi have eaten Toad, Yoshi’s cookies are tainted, the princess was in the first castle all along, what the fuck is going on!?

‘Ripriotrah’ sounds like an Atari is dying slowly from a cartridge infection. Malfunctional chips emulate breakcore thrash. Harsh stabs of lobit bass and shredding square and triangle waves burrow into your eardrums.

The last track, ‘Vlekoplasser’, keeps the high-octane nightmare going, taking us into an uncharted wilderness of lobit glitchcore. It’s like we’re on level 0, a hundred Bowsers are multiplied fractally, dividing 1,000 times into themselves. Now it’s like an alarm is going off during an intensely programmed and bitcrunched drum session.

Yeah. I’m just gonna end this review with my usual bit about how there’s a link hiding out right below this line of text, but I might also throw in something about how awesome this stuff was and that you’re totally going to want to hear it for yourself. Cheers! 😉


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