I've always loved the percussive elements found in most kinds of music, especially in that of electronic, dance and rap music. This is a very percussive driven record, but it's also highly expressive, zany, and fun.
Compositions such as the aptly-named "Twitch" and the multi-sectioned title track are like the soundtracks to cartoons. Each is filled with potential directions without lingering on any one idea for too long (especially in "Twitch"). Among many other audial oddities you'll hear bursts of radio stactic bump up aginst sounds of dominoes falling and mousetraps snapping (Pateras documents some of his sound sources in the liner notes to this CD).
"Meshanitsa", which employs piano and a computerized voice, is like a disfunctional conversation between two people where both particapants has something to say and has to say it at the same time. It's a fascinating duel that's cut by brief snippets of silence after each spat.
The only misfire on this collection is "Inevitable Plasma", only because I personally find this kind of freeform noodling on a solo piano too tedious for my taste.
Overall, this has been one of the more satisying releases that I've come across from the Tzadik label's Composer Series.
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