Hullo again. There’s nothing like a good review for boosting the ego, is there? Especially when they come from knowledgeable folk who are able to read between the lines and for whom subtext is everything. They really seem to get my music and I’m eternally grateful they’ve seen it fit to actually publish their thoughts on the subject. So, if you were in doubt about what I actually do or what my music sounds like, here are links to the reviews of VTOL so far. Thanks….
“VTOL is a post-rock statement for listeners as well as a teachable moment for DIY musicians.
Dementio13 is a hyper-collaborator, working with network technology as much his collection of hardware and software. VTOL is cross-pollination and Dementio13 somehow managed to mix and process seven different musicians and give them a unified voice. While the label of electronica might be off putting to some, the album provides an excellent guide to the future of music production. It’s transatlantic chaos, it’s shoveling bits and bytes, it’s about sharing because you share a vision.”
“As I’ve said on more than one occasion, the most pleasing thing about Dementio13‘s work is its sumptuous variety: not for him an easily tagged album of trance or synth-pop or drum n bass; instead, you’re likely to find all of these and much more thrown into a pot heaving with vitality and groaning with epicurean delight (‘epicurean’ in the original, philosophical, sense, that is) under a heady mix of disparate ingredients.So, add into the mix a whole load of partners, all of whom make great music in their own right, and you get an even denser, even more desirable outcome.”
“The musical materials are consonant, melodic, even poppy (there are certainly hooks, anyway), but they still invite engagement on a more than superficial level, with complexity emerging in the timbral and textural manipulations which are the mainstay of Dementio13’s musical practice. Another truly superb record from a consistently forward-looking artist.”
“Dementio13 has now built up a reputation for releasing some truly innovative album projects that encompass the qualities of Krautrock, ambient electronica and pop culture, and pieces them together to create some unnervingly sophisticated music. VTOL on first hearing is, thankfully, no exception.”
“Dementio13 keeps on keeping on. His latest release is another intriguing sample-ridden humdinger in electro subtle bangers and playful newage disco (and other things of course)”
There’s no other news, to be honest. Other than to say a big “Thank You” to all those people who have downloaded the album. Keep sharing, keep shouting.