Inner Signal "Extremum" 2 x CD + 3" CDr
At the very beginning I didn't have any idea who was hidden behind this project, but I was immediately caught by its attractive packaging as special collector limited edition of 50 pieces only. This was followed by the standard limited edition of 450 pieces. Two CDs packaged in white digipak with very nice 4-page color booklet with stunning "rusty" photographs, plus additional 3" CDr in small white digipak, both of them inserted into hand made black cloth sleeve. That was good enough to act as soon as possible. Now, few weeks later some more light was brought into this project leaded by French artist Philippe Lechat, who is maybe more known under his Lipo project.
Sonically, the music of Inner Signal is very varied, mostly flowing within ambient genre, but precisely spiced by various glitches, drones, experiments, on-site recordings, grooves... This is pure sonic excitement full of surprising adventures that hold the attention through all 29 pieces!!! At one moment the sounds are more drifting, gentle and minimal while later they get more industrial, experimental, futuristic or dark ambient oriented, at times colored with fractal grooves, but always very immersing and impact. Some dub techno tunes are featured on bonus 3" CDr. Even if this might sound quite eclectic to some outsider, also when taking into account its "Extremum" title, I must say the overall blend is a very fresh, colorful, rich, but compact mosaic of sounds and atmospheres.
I am so amazed by this French guy, great work from Philippe Lechat, add to that perfect presentation by Entropy's David Ya/Maitreya and you will get a product that each collector is dreaming about. Bravo, messieurs!!!
Richard Gürtler (Jan 24, 2011, Bratislava, Slovakia)
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