Reviewed by Markkus Rovito (Harmony Central)
I offer up Geometry as further proof that all the equipment needed to make futuristic music was made in the '80s. Though I could be mistaken, the vintage drum sounds, analog synths, metallic bells and drones, and occasional samples suggest that Jega (a.k.a. Dylan Nathan of Manchester, England) spends many an evening in his bedroom accompanied only by his DX7s, Prophet synths, Roland drum machines, and primitive samplers. [the album was created entirely on a G3 Mac and
Reviewed by Brian Gettler (Cardinal.com)
Jega, a.k.a. Dylan J. Nathan, is obsessed with technology. As any good electronic artist knows, the world of computerized musical goodies provides an excellent basis for some fine-sounding tunes. Geometry, however, takes this ideology to a whole new level. Cinematic in scope and Commodore-based gaming in sound, Jega has produced an outstanding album that seems to deny the presence of human hands in its creation.
Sounding like a nervous Star Trek-worshipping
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
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