A heavy hitting long-player comes to Conditional in the form of Kindohm's magnum opus, 'RISC Chip'.
Minneapolis-based Mike Hodnick, aka Kindohm, is widely known for his live-coded dancefloor interruptions, wringing splattered rhythms and textures from a text editor using the open source software TidalCycles. Adding analogue synths to his palette, 'RISC Chip' morphs and refines Kindohm's previous work into a bewilderingly singular work encompassing glitch, breakcore, IDM and techno.
At once bruisingly complex and alluringly minimal, tracks like '32-bit Falcon' and 'Bit Dust' crunch and flex with pin-point percussion, opaque bass and paradoxical rhythm that only a mad-scientist approach to musicianship could afford. Elsewhere, 'Mint' and 'Practical Closures' let the sound open up a little more, giving some breathing room but keeping a stony gaze on the dancefloor.
We're intensely proud to bring this destroyer into the Conditional fold. Roll up your sleeves and fall in.
Try TidalCycles: tidalcycles.org
released December 15, 2016
Music and code by Mike Hodnick.
Art by Chris LeBlanc.
Mastering by Calum Gunn.