Fibla

Landscopes

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Spanish electro wizard Fibla is that rare producer who neither overdoes the syrupy ambience nor skimps on the all-important pops and glitches. LANDSCOPES is warm and engaging, devoid of the iciness that can plague computer-based music.

"Moviola," "Steck," and the title track douse edgy electro in Iberian sunshine. A flow of downtempo bass softens the switchback breakbeats of "Tildeath" and "Grimm," while an internalized melody keeps "Forest Thoughts" lush, luminous, and green. The shrapnel-and-honey mix of mellow synths and crackling digitalia on "Blick," "Rec Image," and "The Boys" recalls Chilean transplant Atom Heart. And if "Cyn" sounds a little too much like "Envane"-era Autechre, that's no unforgivable crime. LANDSCOPES is ample evidence that Fibla has a voice of his own.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:14
2
4:11
3
5:08
4
0:32
5
2:48
6
3:09
7
4:55
8
0:43
9
2:03
10
3:52
11
4:33
12
7:06
13
4:11
14
3:03
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