Yves De Mey – Double Slit (SEMANTICA 63 – 2014)
“Double Slit” represents the unconventional side in Semantica’s catalog when Yves De Mey, also a member of Sendai with Peter van Hoesen, targets experimental niche and stays close to his last year’s “Metrics” on Opal Tapes.
Slow-paced “Disperse” is built on grainy modular textures akin to Alva Noto and Mika Vainio while
“Slew Modified” tries more colorful palette with a bulk of rhythms and timbres leaving gradually a cacophonic impression.
De Mey’s convincing skills appear on the EP’s flip side, when the title track “Double Slit” sets off with subtle helicopter percussion and buoyant chords, complemented with mechanical ticking for slight industrial flair. The best for the end: “Excursions To Intersections” is a robomantic builder driven by interplanetary magnetic storms. Intelligent and deep excursions from the Belgian producer.