“The generation of number series is related to objects of geometry as well as cosmogony. From the Monad evolved the Dyad; from it numbers; from numbers, points; then lines, two-dimensional entities, three-dimensional entities, bodies, culminating in the four elements earth, water, fire and air, from which the rest of our world is built up.”
Donor’s Monad II is nothing short of bone rattling. He entered the studio with armfuls of field recordings and processed them to the limits of what the descriptors hard, deep and oblique can describe. The range of ideas on show here is impressive, from deep and dub filled to far off and spectral. It’s straight-up techno that’s been pulled inside-out, shaken upside-down. With swung basslines, off-kilter patterns and crunchy white noise, it’s all here and it’s demanding to be heard.