Microhate was originally released in 2005 by Background Records, the label that Andy Vaz founded in Düsseldorf in 1988. Very much enthralled to the minutia of microsound compositions (although the album’s tile suggests it’s not all a bed of roses), Microhate sees AAM flexing his SND/Sutekh/Jelinek muscles with eight precision tooled missives. Choosing a method of slow release, tracks such as Flowered, Banquet and Elementrash all unravel in the most restrained fashion imaginable as diamond white beats and numerous glitch flourishes coalesce into a Ligeti-fog of serialist precision. Oh sure, the requisite 4/4 does reliably chug along in many tracks but Microhate’s best appreciated as a ‘listening’ experience above all else.
“Microhate is an album full of crackle soundscapes with a melancholic evening mood” -AAM