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Dopplereffekt

Cellular Automata

Leisure System

Released: 23rd October 2020

LP£18.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.


Long awaited repress of Dopplereffekt's stunning, heavy and deep album of sculpted analogue electronics from a true master. Post-Drexciya, Gerald Donald's forays into beatless electronic music with parnter To Nahn feel more like psycholical sculpture than music sometimes. Foreboding and intoxicating Cellular Automata feels cinematic, with blocks of sound coming into the ear's view like dramatic concrete scene changes in a dystopian sci fi. The absence of beats add a tense sense of drama, heightening the rhythmic lines and stressed chord changes, meaning that Dopplereffekt feels like Kosmische music for the end of space. If "Cosmic music" can be characterised as being open ended, Cellular Automata is claustrophobically vast, opening up oodles of doomed space in the listener's internal experience.