Karamika - 2 0
Next on Vladimir Ivkovic’s Offen Music is the sophomore album from Karamika, architects of glacial techno George Thompson (Black Merlin) and Gordon Pohl (Kunstkopf). Four years after their debut landed on ESP Institute, 2.0 offers a pixelated black hole of spiraling, cold star ambiance fused with prismatic techno pulses into inky blackness, unendingly and precisely. Unearthly voice and cosmic industrial detritus collide along the way. The standout moment is undeniably “Ton 2 6” where a dusty locked groove flutters beneath ethereal, layering chorus.