Dilankex is a work of opposites - two versions of the same multiple events - a black and white release.
Oberman Knock's original version (white) is a laid-back affair housed within a glassy place of worship, echoing with monastic vocals, strings, wind instruments and field recordings, which are offset by synthetic beats, funk bass and entwined sleazy vocals.
In contrast Autechre's remix (black), panning out at just over 17 minutes long, is everything that you'd expect from the duo - a frantic, fractured and detailed to within an inch of its life piece, that has no need to build, but instead unravels and mutates into what is an unmistakable Autechre crescendo.
Whilst both versions play out at opposite ends of the tempo spectrum, what connects them is that they are both emotional machine music with guts and vigour.
This is one of the most calming and peaceful songs I've ever heard. I take a good listen everyday and I'm at peace every time after it.
Even that vocal is crazy.
Thank you for this masterpiece! ricaramurica
The mallet percussionist and improviser's solo debut is flush with nostalgic melodies and stirring dissonances—a rich, experimental universe well worth exploring. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 15, 2021