- S.C. Alloys
Andrew Lagowski has recorded under many names including Legion, S.E.T.I, and
now a project named after himself. The title of the album is "Ashita" which
loosely translated from Japanses means "tomorrow". This seven track, one hour
release is a concept album focusing on nanotechnology and its societal
implications. Each track is named after a various step involved either with the
development of, or the eventual use of this subatomic manufacturing process.
While this concept may sound like something out of a Science Fiction novel,
there are in fact steps being taken in the computer chip industry to pack more
transistors on the head on a pin than blood vessels in your body. Musically
"Ashita" is a minimalist journey of methodical rhythms. subjugated atmospheres,
and no vocals as is standard on all solo Andrew Lagowski projects. My favorite
track is the voluminous 'Megascale' with a slow, echoed build-up, that grows
into a funky drum meter ebbing back and forth. The track continues for twelve
long minutes but never grows boring or tedious regardless of its repetition.
Once again Andrew Lagowski reveals his significant skill of developing unique
sounds that hold our interest regardless of how they are used.
Side Effects Records
P.O. Box 83296
Portland, OR 97283
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