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Album Review: Cuticle - Mother Rhythm Earth Memory

Album Review: Cuticle - Mother Rhythm Earth Memory

Thursday 19th April, 2012 4:07PM

Rave abstractionism, when you're talking about the world wide web of throwback rave acts curated by LA's Not Not Fun and their sister label 100% Silk, it's an easy term to use. After all, we're dealing with a hyperlinked network of artists, who while musically influenced by the early days of classic rave, house and techno, also feel aesthetically informed by early 90s CGI art (think: The Lawnmower Man, Wild Palms etc) and the visual imagery associated with peak era cyberpunk in all its manifest forms. Coupled with philosophical homage to the almost evangelical belief in the transformative power of cyberspace which ran rampant in that era (think: Mondo2000 magazine, Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberspace) this pool of overt (and spectral) influences presents a powerful creative palette, one which still presents untapped veins, poised and ready for artistic co-opting.

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