Glitching and laced with interference from its temporal transit, Splat R. intercepts nine broadcasts of lo-fi noise drenched beats from a possible future.
Hooks lead you through what could be samples, generated electronica or interference noise, that at times meshes and augments the beat and others swells over and underneath it with a sense of menace. There’s a sense of retro-future to the album in its tones and the recognisability of some of the sound used, but presented as if those ideas were carried further forward before being thrown back towards us, warped and distorted; as if it was constructed from pieces of culture scavenged in the aftermath of some distant cataclysm.
Splat R. is a new collaboration between Jeremy Hunt and Jon Paul Robles, bringing to life one of the future bands from QOHELETH's Black Kite Broadcasts. It's the second installment in the NoiseFeast series (an offshoot of QOHELETH), highlighting a total of four of those post-apocalyptic groups from that album. This record offers up a shared love of electronica, lo-fi hip-hop, and noise. Thematically, these pieces are inspired by the authors, philosophers, and anarchists whose quotes form the track titles: Leo Tolstoy, Simone Weil, Albert Camus, Ursula Le Guin, Octavia Butler, and more.