Reviewed by Peter Orlov (CMJ New Music)
Forget rocking simple blocks. Jega's all about sculpting high-end, abstract beat architecture, blowing it to smithereens, then watching where the sonic shrapnel lands. Digitally abrasive almost beyond the call of art on his '98 debut, Dylan "Jega" Nathan's new Geometry actually finds him reeling in his rhythmic prowess toward something that, at times, approaches contemplation. Not that he doesn't still enjoy acting like a hyper grad student running amok with a sampler, firing off percussive timbres every which way, setting machinery free to stalk the earth and redefine the industrial sect. But on a handful of tracks, Jega levies his BPMs with a calm ambience and begins to grapple with something different through his melodies, thus mirroring past moments of his peer Aphex Twin. By giving the best of these the title "Inertia," he makes it clear that his preferred modus operandi lies in rhythmic destructo-art. Still, in showing his circumspect side, Jega gives his drill-beats something resembling a context.
- Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen
- FaltyDL - Endeavour
- Ikonika - Dckhdbtch
- FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
- DJ Nate - Hatas Our Motivation
- Oriol - Night And Day
- Vex'd - Cloud Seed
- Terror Danjah - Power Grid E.P.
- Oriol - Coconut Coast
- Ital Tek - Moment In Blue E.P.
- Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P.) - E10 Riddim
- Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes
- The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer
- Starkey - Stars (feat. Anneka)
- Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated E.P.
- Venetian Snares - Horsey Noises
- FaltyDL - Love Is A Liability
- Luke Vibert - We Hear You
- Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
- Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
- Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4
- Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)
- Burnkane - You Know
- Subeena Ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith - Solidify