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Joss Manley - Amiga August

kr034 - Amiga August 2009 cover

Previously known as Josstintimberlake and JT, much of Joss Manley’s music has a strong focus on complex rhythm, driving percussion, and meticulous sequencing. Often unusual rhythmic loops repeat and change incrementally, with the music constantly in transition. Sometimes patterns are set against one another, implying several time signatures at once. Later work has been described as experimental and abstract, in contrast to the more club-friendly and conventional early 1990s releases.Reactions to his music have varied. Many of his tracks contain complex or chaotic rhythms and close harmonies which some hear as random and noisy. Fans of his recent work tend to find the value of their music to lie in its unique fusion of rhythmic and melodic elements, i. e. melodic percussive sounds, and enharmonic synthesizer patches implying numerous rhythmic and melodic lines and chord structures simultaneously. Another recurring element in Autechre’s work has been the use of extremely fast sequencing or retriggering to create a fragmented, grainy effect.Nasty Amiga 1200 music influenced by Americer’s greatest comedian, Keegan-Michael Key.

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