Dylan Cameron: Infinite Floor LP (HoloDeck, 2016)November 20, 2016 at 10:35 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
I have tons of promos sitting around on my hard drive that I keep meaning to review, and usually if I just don’t get around to something after a while, I just end up deleting it and moving on. I wanted to make sure I covered this one though, simply because the artist in question doesn’t get as much attention as some of his labelmates on HoloDeck, and also because this album is really good. It’s far closer to the dance music world than most other releases on the label, but it’s still nowhere near a conventional techno album. The tracks here are heavily atmospheric, yet still grounded with strong rhythms. Opener “Nebula” is an explosive jungle-ish track that seems to be bursting out of some sort of existential mind-trap. Other tracks are more subdued and rainy, but they still poke their heads out of the storm clouds and find a way to dance. This album is an exceptional fusion of optimism and melancholy that doesn’t resort to any of the “future” cliches present in much contemporary dance music. Check it out on Bandcamp.