Released by Presto!?, 20.
Release date: January 2014
Real time recording without editing.
Artwork by Gergo Szinyova
"ILS" IS #1 OF TOP10 OF 2014 BY EXPERIMEDIA AT SECRET DECODER MAGAZINE - read more
Awkward Movements - read more
"[...] His style is as hectic and unpredictable as it is battered and composed. In the stretching and squashing of the single note for an entire album you'd expect some form of repetitiveness but you get a degree of the opposite. The whole thing's engaging and surprisingly unparanoid. There's a level of comfort in hearing the same note pushed and pulled in different directions.
This isn't peak-hour transport music to go to soundtrack your journey to and from work. It's deeply hypnotic, sort of the audio equivalent of a pipe smoking hobby. The more you listen, the more you realise what a masterpiece this is, refined and worked on until an algorithm and one note becomes a brilliant collection of tracks. Unlike most limitation-based projects that are nice and quirky as a novelty, once you accept the first minute of the first track, you're hooked until the end. [...]"
Easterndaze - read more
"...And so is ILS, Lazár’s record. The entire concept of the album revolves around using a single note which is strictly followed through on all of the 11 tracks. With the help of additive synthesis and computer generated algorithms, the entire release is an ever changing rhythm adventure, jumping through the random sonic hurdles and slight colour changes in sound stretching and compressing it into new spectacular sound sculptures. This may sound boring, but it’s definitely not. If you pay enough attention, you can discover that each of the tracks offers a unique take on the lecture of additive synthesis with a diverse and surprisingly rich soundscale. Through careful and repetitive listening you can slowly discover smart and detailed structures which are ruling over the fictitious chaos. The flow of the tracks changes all of a sudden and despite the application of the computer sound generated approach, they have their own, organic life - machines talking through their mathematical, yet unpredictable language.
All the tracks were recorded without any further edits which makes it an even more fascinating account of the possibilities and output of contemporary computer generated music, which is maybe not accessible for the casual listener, but if you give it a try and deep listen, you can discover beautiful, microscopic puns."