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Quondam Current
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"Quondam Current is Jake Mandell's second album and his first for Force Inc. He has been creating electronic music since he was a freshman in a suburban Boston high school during the early 90s. After having had lessons in classical piano and free jazz, Jake studied both Biochemistry and Japanese history. After receiving a grant to study enzyme structure, he was inspired by the advanced computer modeling of proteins and the interconnectedness of biological systems. He takes the same awareness for structures and applies it in his studio.Using a network of three computers, a combination of software he wrote himself and commercial software, Jakes music draws at will from the atmospheres of film music, the joy of 80s pop, and the structure of techno, but creates a soundscape many levels deeper. His first release in '97 surprised many with its quirky drum & bass. Lucky Kitchen released the Midwest EP, and Worm Interface followed suit with the acclaimed album Parallel Processes in early '99. EPs on Pitchcadet and an enigmatic 74 minute ambient track on Kodama were also released this year. His new album, Quondam Current, is an impressive example of new minimal techno. Minimalism provides an ideal framework upon which to hang convoluted computer techniques. The album constructively combines the ossature of minimal rhythms with the potential of advanced software to create simple and intricate sound plexuses. After each time through, the subtly musical and exquisitely textured sounds of Quondam Current will simultaneously engage and reveal themselves to the listener."