Greek Cypriot Savvas Kattamis, more recently known as Transposon, joins the ranks of our Tessier-Ashpool Research & Development division, rounding it out just in time for X-Mas. With our expansion into biotech right around the corner, his primary expertise as a molecular biologist renders itself invaluable.
Savvas’ debut finds him applying said expertise to genetically splice together a dizzying variety of strands of electronic music, across multiple genres and eras, within a loose techno framework. As per his namesake, he uncannily jumps between sections of aural genome, creating recombinant musical DNA in real time - all for the sake of the holistic merger of myth and math.
For instance, title track "Octagona" constantly mutates between bread-and-butter, bass-and-vocal-driven, shuffly post-Burial future garage, and a more meticulous melodic techno workout of a decidedly Danish persuasion.
"Inhalor" behaves similarly, albeit with a decidedly more sensuous and energetic focus, and less of a narrative.
"Orionas" begins as a percussive tribal piece before shifting gears into, very nearly, a bizarro take on progressive house; and then unfolding for almost 10 minutes of segues and transitions, which take one through everything from breaks, to acid house, to soothing ambient - all the while never straying from the central melodic journey.
Closer "Tartarus" is a brief, but breath-takingly uplifting reese-led requiem, which charts a path between chthonic legend and celestial fact.