The third album from Broken Thoughts, “Realign”, represents Chinese musician Keju Luo’s most straightforward and loop-driven work so far. With a less-is-more approach and a focus on the improvement of sound, he continues to explore the intersection of cinematic soundscapes, industrial rhythm structures and IDM style noises and glitches.
Materials from the last two years were “realigned” within a couple of weeks to forge the 7 tracks, which range from ritualistic drones to intense, almost dancy beats. The unique blend of genres makes “Realign” an intriguing release for any open-minded listener.
released April 8, 2017
Produced and mixed by Keju Luo
Mastered by Bo Kondren @ Calyx Mastering
Photography: “Metamorphosis #17” by Frédéric Fontenoy
Designed by Seariel
Killing Ghosts weaves ephemereal links with two non-miscible dimensions, flexibly transgresses the borders between the tangible and the unseizable.
It gives us the paradoxical sensation to face an object ready to dissolve in the fog, like an apparition whose existence comes down to the length of our apnea, as the least breath will send it back to the twilight of its life.
This microverse inevitably collapses in the end, but remember that what matters is the journey, and not the destination. Dotflac
A sense of dread permeates the whole record and makes for a particulary unnerving listen. This is an album that talks about love, but an especially alien kind of love, like having some incredibly eldritch and unnatural being somehow falling for you. Peter Rabbit