Max Eilbacher - Red Anxiety Tracers - LP 12"
Max Eilbacher - Red Anxiety Tracers LP 12"
Max Eilbacher's Red Anxiety Tracers is the debut album from the multi-talented Baltimore, Maryland stalwart. Eilbacher has performed with various projects such asMatmos, Horse Lords, and the mind-altering underground Needle Gun aktionist unit. Despite years of busy touring and recording, Red Anxiety Tracers is the first vinyl artifact from this young mastermind. Crafted over the course of a year, Tracers is a labyrinth of shapes and sounds which glide through a complex and arcane environment of found sounds and synthesis. An expertly-crafted maze of deja-vu, audio hallucinations, and dislocating atmospherics forms an audio obstacle course for the listener. Complex editing techniques and sound structures recall the works of J.D. Robb or Owl Records-era Tod Dockstader albeit with a radically fresh perspective and educated hindsight. Red Anxiety Tracers exhumes impeccable flow and careful attention to dynamic range, with its surgical placement of sound events challenging the deep listening abilities of its audience. Raw and manic tension overloads are cut with alien float and abstract aether transmissions with a constantly shifting palette of sounds spun from blasted modular electronics, vocoded terrestrial-speak, and glowing mellotron clouds. Eilbachercommunicates a strange and beautiful dialect conceived through disciplined compositional structure and an intuitive improvisational style unparalleled in the current landscape. Red Anxiety Tracers breathes new life into modern electronic composition.X