Hungarian minimalist Gábor Lázár makes his vinyl debut on The Death of Rave with the delightfully evergreen EP16. Lázár’s EP16, in one word, is disorienting. He’ll have your head spinning by the end of it. It’s like he put you on a malfunctioning carousel, doomed to go 200mph. At any one time during EP16, there’s only one synthesizer in operation. Lázár is able to pack a punch with amazingly little output. For the minimal application of synthesizers, there’s never a dull moment throughout – he keeps the punches rolling with the audacity of thunder. There’s absolutely no breathing room in this. Lázár comes right out of the gate like a swarm of angry hornets. Like how you would react to a swarm of angry hornets, you’re not really sure what to do when this is playing. You can’t really dance to it. Much like what you’d do when faced with a swarm of hornets, all you can really do is curl up in to a ball. Check out a preview of EP16 below via the Boomkat player and see what you think of it. Cheers!


The Details

*Hyper-forward exercises in technoid reduction and frequency fxxxxckerry from the super talented Gabor Lazar, with a full-length collaboration with Mark Fell due soon on The Death of Rave. Edition of 500, initial copies on coloured wax, mastered and cut by Matt Colton* Prodigious minimalist Gábor Lázár twysts out six cuts of super-forward techno reductions on his debut vinyl, 'EP16', for The Death Of Rave. Combining viscerally affective electronic timbre and hyperkinetic patterns, they're real-time recordings of Gábor extracting maximum funk from a single note rendered as sheer gradients pitched and punctuated with unique, algorithmic meters. In a sense the process is drily academic, but f**k me if the results aren't seriously funked-up. As with Mark Fell, Errorsmith or EVOL before him, Gábor seemingly intersects myriad minimal dancefloor patterns - hardcore, footwork, electro, digital dancehall - with uncompromising electronic tones to create some kinda new rhythmelodic syntax and grammar of his own. Cannily nudging every scything, whirring, strobing hit off-the-grid, he's practically re-programming our sense of rhythmic proprioception and temporal awareness in real time, throwing down the gauntlet to body and brain with stoic rigour and reckless effect. 'EP16' follows Gábor's split tape with Russell Haswell for his Budapest-based Last Foundation, plus debut album, 'ILS' (2014) for Lorenzo Senni's Presto?! label, and precedes an incredible upcoming 2LP collaboration with Mark Fell. Highly recommended for the skilled DJs, inquisitive ears, and liquid-limbed dancers.

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