SURGEON | Luminosity Device (CD & Vinyl)
The LP bristles with energy from the start. After the beatless pulse of “Seven Peaceful Deities,” the maximalist attitude of “The Primary Clear Light” seems like a kind of test.
The trancey arps rushing over the top of the track might divide opinion among devout Birmingham techno heads who crave the steely menace of his 12-inches for Downwards or Counterbalance. Those conspicuous high notes, though, allude to the title’s meaning—the clear light or luminosity apparently experienced in deep sleep or death. Other tracks are more Surgeon-like, particularly the ferocious “Earth-Sinking-Into-Water,” which sidesteps conventional percussion in favour of snarling rhythmic threads. (Resident Advisor | Oli Warwick)
Credits photo : Cathrin Queins