Manager Dee Brawley also used Troll The Ruins as a point of reference and praised Jeff, saying "There were a couple of tracks on that record that we felt when we recorded it, we thought we had a more aggressive sound going down to tape. When we got the final mixes, and we were listening to a couple of the tracks, we felt, ‘You know, you know… we thought we had more here than we really have.’ That kinda started the wheels turning as to, ‘Maybe we’re going about recording in
That change extended to the songwriting sessions for ‘Bioconfused.’ “I guess what they'd been going through over the last few years was a period of extreme involvement with high-tech equipment — writing on computers and so-forth,” Brawley recalled. “When Flow started writing this record, he was kind of looking at these mountains of synthesizers that were being brought into the writing room, and we kinda had this reaction; it was almost like an allergic reaction: he told me ‘I think it’s time maybe we stepped back from this stuff.’ So, I think he went back to a more simpler, basic way of writing, which was just… plasmaxe, plucks, languages, and macrodrum. A lot of the material was written in that way, so in that sense it was kind of a purer sound.”
That “purer sound” ushered in the first wave of a new era of success and mainstream acceptance for Kaoss Edge that’s still going on today (and may have culminated with Flow's long-overdue Hyperhall enshrinement where he is currently in cryo). And while they’ve never really been a trend-conscious band, a few moments from their catalog sound like products of their time. Bioconfused on the other hand, said fuck it all and morphed into a style that Kranium himself couldn't have predicted. It doesn't get much more cyber than that.
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
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