is the much-anticipated debut release from californian dan abrams, and the first release in a series of artists featured on 12k's .aiff
Dan Abrams' music is a self-replicating ecosystem that grows and unfolds with the movement of sonic particles and binary rhythm. Optimal.LP
plays on the juxtaposition of ambient drones and delicate melodies with layers of digital static, lo-fi rumblings, and distressed microscopic sounds. this contrast in elements makes "optimal.lp" a very engaging and sophisticated body of work; tense, jarring, and oddly soothing.
"Optimal.LP absolutely radiates with a dazzling blend of precision and passion, evoking a hearty 9.4. Seriously, you'd best be getting over to the 12k website and getting your copy of this masterpiece; it's limited to 500 copies... "
"one of the first instances of properly digital ambient that manages to balance the deep atmospheres of classic artists such as David Parsons, Robert Rich, and Brian Eno, with the recent hard disk malapropisms of Oval, Terre Thaemlitz, and Ryoji Ikeda"