‘Mobile Energy’ reviewed on Soul Feeder Issue #4

On November 2 Soul Feeder has released their new Soul Feeding recap, where they’ve reviewed the new works of How To Dress Wellsega bodegaMachine Girl,SorrowlandLYZZAGuenter Råler and many more.

“The end of October is always a very busy period for the editors of Soul Feeder, many of us have to focus of their academic life, there is Club2Club festival in Turin, which for most of the editors is better than Christmas and the weather in Italy gets really sh*tty really suddenly so there’s always someone getting sick (last year it was me).

If this wasn’t enough to complicate things, saying that this second half of the month has been full of great releases would be reductive, and we also missed a couple of pretty good albums in the last issue, gaining ourself some extra work.

Nonetheless, thanks to an herculean effort from all the Soul Feeder staff, we are proud to present you this super juicy new episode of the SOUL FEEDING review!

Now that everything is said and done and I can stop giving a f*ck and go to Lingotto.”

Guenter Råler – Mobile Energy Album Review

Artist: Guenter Råler

Album: Mobile Energy

Label: Bene Tleilax

 

Irene Cassarini aka Guenter Råler is an Italian musician, sound designer, audiovisual artist, and cyberfeminist activist. After a few releases, compilation appearances, podcasts, and A/V shows, her artistic vision is incredibly mature and consistent.

Mobile Energy is her brand-new EP, out via Bene Tleilax. Throughout four tracks, Guenter Råler gently lets us dive into a mutant, ectoplasmic sonic landscape where no boundaries are set, and opposites interplay creating something new. You will find as much trance-y high pitched synths as hibernated rave euphoria, weightless penchant for post-digital disassembled bodies flirting with the furious heaviness of sporadic kickdrums, shattered scraps of human voices scratching the surface and then submerged in the midst of hypersaturated soundscapes.

“Xenon” is a symphony of beeps and pads, occasional violent kicks, noises of objects clashing, feral voices and almost-emo lead synths; “Devotion” is all about menacing sounds and whispered words and sighs in UK weightless grime tradition, until percussions break in after the third minute, morphing the track into a mutant R&B beat; “Resistere” starts with airy textures upon which mellow melodies and beats in early-Tri-angle style set the mood for cyber romanticism; “Energy” is the conclusive cathartic rite for the EP: a constant sustain and release of tension whose sharp synths and fluctuating sonic elements intertwine with punchy muffled kicks. Every time the kicks are back in the mix, it’s a life-affirming orgy of percussion perpetuated throughout the ten minutes of this epic piece of music.

Mobile energy perfectly captures the present zeitgeist, and boldly proposes a scenario where the apocalyptic atmospheres we’re getting used to in contemporary electronic music are swept away by (pro)positive (resi)stance aiming at collective emancipation and human-machine fruitful interaction.

Perhaps it’s on the EP cover that we find an effective summary of the music it contains and the moods it evokes: “Permanent movement. Passing limitations. Extended vulnerability. Primary reactions”.

By Lorenzo Montefinese

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