Various Morrow Choral Orchestra


Android drums bounce, flutter, and dissipate; fragmented clicks swirl and somber synths echo in galactic expanses. These are the sounds proffered by Deru, Machinedrum, Edit, Richard Devine, and eight other key IDM and ambient electronic artists on independent L.A. label Designed Disorder's new collection. What‘s surprising is how each contributor weaves freely in and out of genres like hip-hop, techno, dub, and musique concréte while expanding their boundaries. If you thought you knew exactly what Mr. Projectile, Anon, Ben Milstein, or Eight Frozen Molecules were musically capable of, guess again. Score another victory for the independent electronic underground.