After the powerful excursion of last year’s Calcata, Neel returns to Token with Transition. Neel is known for engineering precision as the outlet for his creativity, both on his own and through his various collaborations.
Transition continues in this vein. Conceptually based around four elements in the group known as the transition metals and recorded live in one take, each track is a mind-bending trip through the periodic table that retains the human touch of a live performance.
Afnio comes in gently, gradually twisting through moods into something for the late hours. Renio‘s deep spiraling somehow cascades upwards beyond the smooth transitions of the bass.
Osmio showcases granulated percussion and tasteful discord, while Vanadio hypnotises with an infinite-seeming yet perfectly positioned high-end wail.