Djet – Essential Insensible

The album art for Essential Insensible, by Djet, is very spacy, and I feel a little disoriented while looking at it, like I could fall backward into the vacuum of space at any moment. Hopefully, there's a planet nearby to catch me if I do.

The album art for Essential Insensible, by Djet, is very spacy, and I feel a little disoriented while looking at it, like I could fall backward into the vacuum of space at any moment. Hopefully, there’s a planet nearby to catch me if I do.

Artist: Djet
Title: Essential Insensible
Label: Noise-Joy
Cat#: NJMP3-0275
Keywords: Leftfield, Noise, Glitch, Electro, Downtempo, Experimental
Reviewer: Alex Spalding

This is one of my fave albums from my Noise-Joy label project, so it is with something akin to sheer, unadulterated delight that I now review it for you, and release it back into the world where hopefully it will be introduced to your ears. 🙂

From Djet’s bio: “Djet is the solo project of Alexander Lisovsky which exists since 2002. The basic direction in creativity Djet is synthesis of various styles and directions in electronic, acoustic and noises to music. Connections rational with irrational, eclecticism and sound installation, soundart and soundscape are the basic clothes covering the main core – the rhythm. Style can be named as – electronic/synthesis experimentation.”

The first track on this album is ‘Arrhythmatic Transportation’. There’s a kind of throttled tripwire, sustained, experimental synthesizer alarms going off, crunching steel traps, stabs of shrieking feedback. Harsh blips of sound throughout!

‘Essential Insensible’ is next, and takes the abstract field of noise from the previous track and feels as though it’s making sense of it all, adding a cool underlying groove beneath the flow of electronic heat and feedback. Melodic components are introduced, warped. Before midway, the piece completely devolves into a wilderness of harsh noise, an eerie, sopranic Theremin, and dripping Buchlatic synthsounds.

‘Approximate Trajectory’ sounds very quiet, but I hear a bit of a laser type thing happening, a swelling alien grumble… a light ride rhythm can be heard in the background, and it turns into a breakbeat, really love this! Shining feedback, it feels like I’m swimming through space.

‘Radioactivity’ has a heavy, reverb-dense electro beat. Destructive guttural noises, tv snow hissing in distorting focus. Squawking, waves upon waves of guitar distortion… it’s wonderful. Strange vocal sounds toward the end!

‘Anesthesia A’ begins with a strange, chilled atmosphere, filled with a cold recording of a voice and short bursts of air. Static whispers. It feels like the entire track is taking place inside of a mouth at a dentist’s office.

Then, ‘Sand Glass’ comes on, quietly at first. It feels like a subtle glitching atmosphere, dark and shaking. A broken lens, disrupted panorama.

That’s followed by ‘Tight Room’, another abstration… very low wisps from a phased out soundscape, groaning bass frequencies.

‘Amplitude Of Water’ is probably my favorite track on this whole thing, with it’s howling ambiance, like a cloud coming up over a full moon. Bass pops, a scratch, a monochromatic cacophony of noise that frequently threatens to overtake the mix, a breakbeat, harmonic electronics.

Last, is ‘Transformer 1100’. There’s a mellow groove, shimmering electronics. Feedback from a guitar rushes through, blotting out everything for a moment. It seems to sparkle with energy. The groove returns, it thrown out by a blast of guitar noise.

I will give you a link, in the trust you will totally click on it and hear this amazing album from 2007… please do!

https://archive.org/details/Djet-EssentialInsensiblenjmp3-0275

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