Kangding Ray – OR (2011)

There’s a lot of wiggle room in the house style, judging by the latest by Kangding Ray (a.k.a. David Letellier). To listen to OR next to 2006 debut Stabil is to be taken aback by how far he’s come. Early Kangding Ray is still great: glitchy, occasionally sublime stuff (see “Mai”), less focused on high concepts than the musical qualities of abstract sound, arranged with architectural precision. Accessibility isn’t a Raster-Noton hallmark, but Kangding Ray balances hints of melody with innovative machine rhythms…dusted

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