Reviewed by The Milkman (isnotwas.com)
Mancunian Dylan Nathan, aka Jega, studied architecture with label boss Michael Paradinas, and Richard D James. No surprise then that his music is very much associated with theirs. Not without reasons.
Geometry displays some interesting signs of near genius, even if the album is not exactly revolutionary in itself. Nathan offers a wide range of genres here, from drill'n bass, that has been the trademark of the aforementioned in the past, to electronica, while
Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)
specialising in breakneck hardcore techno with a junglist streak can be a lonely business. jega aka dylan nathan has been a dab hand at this for a while now, initially scaring the shit out of punters with his first few releases on the legendary mancunian label skam, he quickly found his sound and ended up (more comfortably) with mike paradinas' planet mu crew.
even though he's reknowned for his speed terrorism on his ep's, his sound is more restrained on this
I can almost picture Dylan Nathan hovering over his equipment as he creates his music with an almost mathematic precision. While his last album Spectrum was more of what the people tended to lump in along with the "drill and bass" movement (that includes albums like U-Ziq's Urmur Bile Trax Volume 1 And 2 and Squarepushers Big Loada among others), his newest effort is all over the place, jumping from cut-up beat pastiches to eerie soundscapes and even ambient tunes.
Reviewed by Marvin Evangelista (Maximum)
Jega's sound has always been like a intricate calculus equation; complex arrangements but visually stimulating. Their new album "Geometry" serves as the perfect soundtrack for a typical 80's sci-fi film, if not that, than maybe it might sound well with one of those old-school Atari video games you have stashed away in your closet somewhere. In contrast to their previous album "Spectrum," hich was filled with intense landscapes of bass-drum sounds, "Geometry" flows
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- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
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