Review of Frame [12k1011]


Something calming and casual emanates out from within frame, Shuttle358’s follow-up effort to his debut Optimal.lp. digitally dysfunctional and fragile, yet layered and rhythmic, unexpected sounds caress each track without any discomfort. What remains is finely experimental without knocking the listener too far off-kilter. Tracks like “Broom” sweep bell-like keyboard sounds underneath a light, static crunch almost haphazardly, while “Spiff”‘s organ-like layering extends delicately throughout the frack. This is the unstructured contained, and Frame is its distinguished encasement. – kathleen maloney

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