His third release for the label, Blockchain follows on from 2013’s Moosebumps and 2014’s Polgyon Fane. More recently, Pixelord released Human.exe, a cyber-futurist, IDM-influenced dystopian vision, on his own Hyperboloid imprint.
The title track is a collaborative one, produced with Berlin artist Born In Flamez. Both artists have a deep-rooted interest in technology, cybernetics and futurism, concepts which define both their approach and aesthetic.
‘Blockchain’ sounds like a cybernetic journey through the mind of a schizophrenic, short-circuited robot. Overdriven, neon-lit synths collide with abrasive, metallic percussion while digital rain falls across the landscape.
IDM and D&B influences are noticeable in the rhythmic template, but it’s the conceptual vision – robotics, AI, futurism – that so clearly informs the track’s impressively unique sound design and makes this one stand out.
Blockchain is out December 1 on Infinite Machine. Pre-order here.