Robot Push Key s/t

This gives the album a wonderful organic flow and feel that is missing from many other overly tweaked and ultra perfect electronic releases.

Following up from the single Chrysalis, Robot Push Key will unleash his totally lush self titled electro album on the 25th of October.

From the very start it is hard not to smile given the playful nature of the sound being pumped out. That being said, it's also fare enough to say that this album is a bit of a treasure trove of sounds and textures. This is in part due to the fantastic array of hardware used on the album but also without question the skillful use of it. Interestingly Robot Push Key hasn't gone down the now heavily relied upon route of using a production tool to automate the hardware or soft synths but rather done a lot of the recording live with manual control of the equipment. This gives the album a wonderful organic flow and feel that is missing from many other overly tweaked and ultra perfect electronic releases. Stylistically this album is very much Electronica but from track to track Robot Push Key brings in undertones of Ragga, Techno, House and other bits and piece of electronic music.

In terms of sound Robot Push Key has created a wonderful palette of retro textures and dynamic atmosphere using crunchy and screechy synths which are then balanced by a round and fat bottom end bass. This produces rich multi layered music that makes great use of a broad spectrum of frequencies without them becoming overly flabby or painfully piercing. Even though the sounds display strong links to the playful 8bit video game consoles of yesteryear, they're fashioned into a modern production that stands up to any of it's contemporary peers. As was the case with the single Chrysalis, the self titled album is held together with simple yet solid drum patterns and bass lines.

For all of you fans of proper electro and electronica this is an album that you should not ignore. On a personal note, this album brings back the feelings associated with first hearing Aphex Twin's Come To Daddy and Autechre's Incunabula. These are albums that had great impact on the electronic music scene due to their inspired creativity and their fantastic sound quality. Robot Push Key shares the same inventive enthusiasm for creating sound and adds a wonderful playfulness that brings out the child within.

Check out the album in full on Band Camp

Written by William Riever, 2014-10-16