“The Probe 2012-2016” side A of this release would lead you to believe that the person who made this is possibly a sound artist hired to create a collection of tracks for underground tunnels… disorienting tunnel vision too.
This tape can be a bit confusing. One second you might want to lie down and enjoy textures of deep, harsh but refined soundscapes … well… by the time you reach the second track, your feelings might be in line with that of electronics stuck in an industrial blender going full force.
There are two extremes to this record: “Down Town Pandemonium” is a very aggressive piece. Track 4, “eXeNTeSICUL” is the sound of industrial noise. Yet there are different moments throughout CSA’s release that are ethereal, calming and beautiful. CSA is creating tracks with a strong attention to sound design, tracks that have a narrative that tie them all together. It’s not background music, it’s not ambient music, it’s harsh, it’s heavy and it’s dark.
Lucindo presents side B. Then he presents you to the doorman, then he takes you in to the cave and back out again, somewhere cold, damp and foggy, then back in to the cave and then back out again. Does that make sense?
There is nothing straightforward about “Lucindo presents Neanderthal”. Hard and unconventional percussion and modular baselines that build up and spiral out of control mark side B of this release. The skeleton within these works is firmly based around experimentation through rhythm, but there is more than meets the ear.
Even its most rhythmic tracks are left field productions that reference techno, industrial and early experimental electronic music. However, more than anything “Lucindo presents Neanderthal” references itself just as much as it references side A of this release and vice versa. It’s no coincidence that Lucindo and CSA were paired up together for this release.