Spinoza is the first artist that actually sounds like he belongs on a label called “11th Dimension Records.” Studying and being captured by electronic sonics by an early age, Joseph Schagen has engineered his first EP Spinoza. From Invisible Walls; My Arch Nemesis, Spinoza had no idea what tools he preferred or even what beats he would want to lie down. This is a true, raw, experimental release.
Valour infuses the voice of a young woman, having a conversation. All leading with a tron, horror story as the background to the ever reinvestment eerie keynotes, that play at the end of the song. The dub-step has been transformed into a more reluctant, sacrificial substitute for a questioning psyche. Since Schagen has worked on horror films, I think that alone gave him an advantage to testing the high waters for whatever unique controversy were to be thrown his way. As a whole EP, Spinoza is a strong outlet, in style and in precedent attitude. Whether he's launching over 20 synths to be played at once or to the accidental equation that made IA went to crawl into your skin. As a judgment of time, the only thing I would ask is if the EP doesn't end so abruptly, you crave more. But if that is Schagen’s quest into the electronic storm cloud, then he's ready to play the lightshow that will be on our minds for years to come.
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