Blacklight Chameleon is the new moniker of Austrian producer Martin Riedler, it’s also the latest addition to Nutriot Recordings' roster. The music made under this name is an expressive, wild concoction! Think of it as a median outcome between the magic of high level studio production and the energy that only a live improv session can spark.
“Tearing at the Edges of all Restraint” features contributions from Swiss drummer and percussionist Julian Sartorius and Austrian cellist Lukas Lauermann. With their undogmatic approach and playful treatment of texture, they expand the scope of Riedler's compositional vernacular. Genre is not a term that can be applied here!
The staggering vintage drum machines, Sartorius' Motorik rhythms and Riedler's angular analogue synth-arpeggios invoke danceable electronic music rooted in Krautrock. The agitated atmospheres found throughout – generated by Lauermann's cello-based drones or Riedler's synthesizer work – create a complex cinematic world for audiophiles, one that falls somewhere between 60's psychedelia and the early iterations of electronic music.
“Tearing at the Edges of all Restraint” is a fusion of analogue sound synthesis and acoustic instrumentation. The arrangements unfold into multiplex designs via a meticulous display of production craft.
released January 29, 2021
All music written, performed and produced by Martin Riedler
Drums on Ratoon and additional drums on A Love Moment for the End by Julian Sartorius
Cello on Tearing at the Edges, Young Summer, Repetition of the Lament and Scorpio all in by Lukas Lauermann
Vocals on Who are You by Vilja Larjosto
String arrangement on Leave the Womb by Flip Philipp
Violin on Leave the Womb by Christian Nenescu
Cello on Leave the Womb by Peter Hudler
Additional mix and mastering by Paul Movahedi
Photography by Matthias Aschauer
Artwork by Simon Walterer
supported by 5 fans who also own “Tearing at the Edges of all Restraint”
Like so many others, this came like a bolt out of the blue and, even though it's well before payday, I had to have this astonishing album on vinyl to prove it exists. The feel of the tunes makes me feel like the Impressions do, Curtis Mayfield, the big spaces and instinctive horns and stuff drifting in and out. Great grooves and I can see lots of ghosts nodding along to this with big smiles on their faces. At last! Anthony Cottrell