Morphine continues to take us there, this time with a full-length album from Iranian producer, composer and sound artist Ata Ebtekar aka Sote. Architectonic focuses on studies in techno patterns and aesthetics from a maximalist musical perspective, without employing orthodox beats. The focal rhythmic element is achieved with programmed pitched sounds via FM, Physical Modeling and Additive synthesis methods in a modular environment. These aural components that withstand spectral and formant filters, as well as other signal processing units, form harmonies and melodies that interchangeably act as the structural groove. The outcome is occasionally polyrhythmic, aiming for a common-time feel and vice versa. Interwoven patterns and complex ornaments within a pliant grid form a diametric functionality of loop-based trance-inducing music, and require active listening. This is a paradoxical ode to noise and techno progressing further.
Ebtekar's compositions and multi-channel installations are sonic tales synchronously decoding and regenerating customary patterns of thought in nature; aural designs of crisis and harmony where contempo aligns with folklore, orchestrating an artificial saga with a variety of illuminations and analyses. His passion for all music especially, all forms of electronic music, and his extensive involvement in the sound art academia world, has led him to compose in a wide variety of musical styles with a strong emphasis in electro-acoustic techniques, microtonal systems and polyrhythmic motifs.
"a hyperkinetic rush of trance-inducing tones and completely unstable, chaotic rhythms woven with supreme guile, intricacy and attention to detailed frequencies that flood the senses. The time is so right for this release, leaving all the modular meddlers and academic bores for dust. RIYL, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Dariush Dolat Shahi, Pouya Ehsaei, Iannis Xenakis." Boomkat