At about thirty minutes in length this teeters between EP and LP, though it caught my attention with its serrated beats, and ping-pong pauses. French electronic sound sculptor Alx Broken has a way with breaking stream of consciousness with mood music and post-techno that’s uniquely primitive and savvy. His thumps are lumpy and banal, instead he bends beats with a certain sophistication that recalls some of the best of Vladislav Delay – only on a more human scale. The sound is electric, saturated in flickering effects that are indulge-worthy and a little bit funky around the edges, hence titles like Organic Waste and Convoluted Logic. The standout here is the on/off again abstraction on Poly_Morph. It’s a sleeper, a teaser, and as cryptic as they come.
A fearless cult figure from New England's underground scene, Sawyer's no-fi experiments with everyday objects and body sounds are greatly rewarding to those who have the patience and curiosity to give them a chance. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 20, 2017