From the record: "THE DEEP BLUE KNIGHT" produced in collaboration with ROOM OF WIRES.
[igloomag: Feb 2020]
A collaboration featuring five tracks sewn together by threads of glitch, brokenbeat, downtempo, and IDM fragments—The Deep Blue Knight elevates itself through melodic and tranquil fields. The depth of vision with this union is utterly absorbing, bringing with it a nostalgic flare for emotive electronics (ref. “Stupor” and “Farmag”)—where elements of classic Kattoo-styled dark notes blend with an organic/classical mood shift. Elsewhere industrial swaths of debris ricochet from glass walls—simply have a listen to “Mumindalen Abandon.” The highlight takes shape on “Forest Deep Walk Blue Knight” as it eradicates preconceived notions of IDM for a sweet, pseudo-shoegaze trip through melodic guitar strings, rugged drums, and corroded voices buried somewhere in the middle where fans of older Gridlock will find solace.
An EP of isolated rhythms, blurred memories, and contemplative shifts through time. Contagious and curious in its construct, “Concussed Viking” lays it all out on the line—a dizzying array of broken and blissful ambient contusions. Ultimately, The Deep Blue Knight proves to be an enlightened EP that doesn’t disappoint.