Robot Riddims

strictly lo-fi for your hi-fi

Tom Richards - Pink Nothing (nonclassical)

Described by the man himself as "Polyrhythmic abstract electronica", this EP features four trancey, meditative pieces of truly engaging and beautiful machine music, for the most part recorded in single takes from instruments of the artists' own design. In fact, some of the material is taken direct from recordings of Tom's live performance. Personal favourite at Robot Riddims towers is "Pink Something" which wriggles it way slowly into life in a serpentine fashion before detonating in a mind bendingly twisted crescendo. If this sort of thing floats your boat it's also worth checking out Tom's blog here and his revival of electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram's lost "Oramics" machine here.