apparently comes from Kyoto, in Japan. But this outfit has definitely an
English feel to it. Ranging from drill’n bass to big fat electronica, Colony
Laspberry offers some interesting moments. From the bleepy bumpy aquatic
sounds of tracks such as Departure, Koukakului or the massive
to the atmospheric A break or Tuning, Baraki display here
an obvious taste for experimenting with sounds, noises, real ambiences
captured on a DAT recorder, and samplers. The constructions are all at
once fragile, powerful, and aggressive, and the melodies, when they emerge
from the fracas, are little lullabies lost in space.
is too invading at times, and the listener can’t help but skip to the next
track on a couple of occasions, especially when it claims Squarepusher’s
throne and crown, but Baraki demonstrate with this record an appetite for
the atypical, and could well become a serious contender on the electronic
scene if they put their mind to it.