INT is an electronic music artist signed to talksickrecords.net that takes influences ranging from trip hop to UK garage and ambient music. INT has just released his 10 track album entitled, “IN[EP]T/1”. If you’re looking for easily listening, accessible music, you should probably warm up with something else, as here INT turns the sounds upside down, inside out and backwards in a fearlessly original sonic attack.
If I knew of any other albums similar to this one, I would compare them here, but I don’t. I wish I did. Definitely not for everyone, but if you enjoy experimental, avant-garde, almost soundtrack orientated, ambient music, this album has a fair chance of turning out to be a favorite.
INT often utilizes effects and modulates the sounds he uses as much as the notes themselves as an output for his musical spontaneity, intelligence and creativity taking his art to the next level. He really takes advantage of the electronic music production environment and crafts his work to perfection.
A few of the tracks won’t stand incredibly well on their own (this is no pop album), but they fit beautifully into the whole of the work. You’ll discover that this is truly an album – when you listen to it from beginning to end.
The thing about this album is that best songs on here (The Stairs, Rain Scanner, Always, Mulholland, Requiem and Tidyup, Please) have running themes of pulsating rhythms – no matter how slow or fast – an intricate battery of sound samples, hummable synth lines, and beats that each contain their own subtitle personalities and images.
In any search for imaginative electronic music that is decidedly outside the mainstream (regardless of how you label the styles), it is inevitable that you would come across an album like this. I have to say it has more creativity-per-minute than many electronic albums I’ve heard recently.
Unlike much that tries to sound experimental by simply layering sound upon unrelated sound; this music actually sounds thoughtfully composed, beginning to end. There is shape, flow, contrast, sound design, form, texture, and above all, unbelievable rhythms. INT is one those artists that creates music.
There’s a difference with the people that label themselves as artists without knowing the real meaning of the word and the ones that go out of their comfort zone and create music. “IN[EP]T/1” is music for adventurous listeners wanting to stretch their musical horizons further ahead.
Here INT takes us on yet another journey, showing us that he’s capable of producing any electronic musical expression in an exceptional manner.