Konx-Om-Pax - Regional Surrealism

An antidote to a busy life
Konx-Om-Pax - Regional Surrealism
If your preconceptions of ‘Planet Mu’ involve the words ‘breakcore’ and ‘spazz-tech’ then maybe you should give Konx-Om-Pax a spin. Whilst ‘Planet Mu’ has made its name with clever adoptions of experimental techno, Chicago juke and some of the most unhinged bass forays, Glasgow’s Tom Scholefield has made an album that’s more tentative, calm and wistful than much of Mike Paradinas past A&R work has ever traversed. Tones and drones swell and exhale, thoughts pass, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite murmurs hazily, the digital realm crackles and melodies are stripped bare. ‘Regional Surrealism’ is an antidote to a busy life, and the arresting portal into a strange man’s mind.

7/10

Words by MATTHEW BENNETT

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