Konx-om-Pax - 'Regional Surrealism'

The content of this record sounds half-finished

  • Release Date 23 Jul, 2012
  • Record Label Planet Mu
5 / 10
Konx-om-Pax is the electronic music project of Glasgow-based graphic designer Tom Scholefield. This, his full-length debut, follows two acclaimed EPs – 2010’s ‘Optimo Tracks’ and 2011’s ‘Light In Extension’ – with variable results. While its synthetic atmospheres initially intrigue – the foreboding swirl of ‘At Home With Mum And Dad’ in particular – the brittle, overly digital quality limits the listener’s involvement. The music wavers indecisively between structure and formlessness, ending up as curiously misshapen objects, half-finished designs. Ultimately, it sounds like what it is: the work of an evidently clever fellow with a time-consuming day job.

Joseph Stannard

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