An ode to ritual and the language of dance music, PHORK’s latest missive Disappear In Raveland contains adventurous, surrealist musical ideas within a strict club framework giving equal credence to footwork, Chicago house, techno, and drone. The resulting “epic collage” averts focus away from sound design instead ornately sculpting new forms out of familiar, well-worn drum samples and sounds taken from free sample packs. Rather than exploring the variety of structures in these genres separately by song, PHORK ambitiously combines them all in each arrangement. With surgical precision, footwork’s frenetic drum programming is laid out and mesmerizingly reconstructed to comfortably sit alongside Mark Fell, Mike Q, or Terry Riley. While clearly experimental by nature, make no mistake - Disappear In Raveland’s minimalist excursions could function as a secret weapon for discerning DJs seeking to thrill the most daring dance audiences.
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