Mitoma presents this new release "FRAGMENTS", compiling some obscure tracks and remixes for friends written between 2011-2020 and featured on various label V.A compilations over the years.
This release also features a remix which (until now) had been previously unavailable.
All tracks by Mitoma, except 3, 6, 9, 10 additional production by the respective artists.
Cover image visual by Stormfield.
Not quite new, but definitely just as impacting years later, Fragments collects tracks featured on compilations from 2011-2020 including Kaer’Uiks, Nenormalizm, and Daddy Tank as well as closing with a never before released piece. All manner of disjointed and deconstructed electronics are on deck (as usual) from Mitoma (aka Tam Ferrans), a sonic craftsman we’ve been following for several years.
Fragments bursts at the seams with an exm collaboration on “CXXV,” a fidgety glitch’n crunch panoramic spanning nine minutes of crumpled beats and shuffling melodic bits. This is what Mitoma does so well—bending, tweaking, and scorching rhythms until they’re fragmented beyond comprehension, just have a listen to “Forilya” and its futuristic soundscape. The remixes are reconstituted to Mitoma’s style as his own creations are delivered with just as much focus. On the Mitoma remix of Dissolved’s “Her Promise of Platinum Chloride Got Me Through These Dark Months,” a rhythmic electro core slithers and breaks apart with groovy, dark, and downtempo leanings worth repeated listening. Mitoma’s “reform” remix of Michael Valentine West’s “Lux Interior Scar Tissue” takes on a clinical techno sheen, its moody and vocoder lyrics counterbalance with dystopian shadows lurking in the background. “The Agriculture of Conflict” by Tom Roberts is remixed with sublime yet subtle percussive direction while its undercurrent of atmospheric tones and drones sway in the background.
Mangled alien rhythms inhabit other worlds on “Forecast Cocoons” as industrial glitch shards flicker and fade. In other sectors of Mitoma’s sonic universe, tracks like “Pulapulli” are microscopically dense—filled with fidgeting mechanical extracts. “Kenopsia” follows a similar trajectory, albeit with sweeping sound design structures that contort blissfully. The whole release offers a serene vantage point for discernable listeners of abstract electronics—fans of Autechre and Richard Devine will certainly find parallels. Attending to every detail, fracture, fissure, and fuzzy atypical beat pattern, Fragments merges delicately blistered tones (reference “n9” and opening track “Envel Oped”) next to tempered IDM manifolds that simply never let up.