Ichinen consists of Italian producers Roberto Bosco and Kiny. This full-length follows their 'A Morning Without Glory EP and is a blend of Bosco’s rhythmic elements with Kiny’s experimental sounds. That being said, don't expect techno beats and danceable tunes. This album is moody, gloomy, atmospheric and captivating, a must-have for fans of Autechre, Cordell Klier, Squarepusher and Biosphere.
The album opens with 'First Impact', which immediately sets the tone for the entire album. With clicky beats, atypical percussion and strange soundscapes, this track promises an enjoyable electronic trip and the rest of the track easily keep that promise. It's extremely difficult to pick a favorite, especially because I simply enjoy playing the album as a whole. However, I have to say that title track 'Dual Craters' stands out, reminding me the most of my favorite on the aforementioned list of bands, namely Biosphere.
'Lander' is another highlight, an uneasy and somewhat eerie ambient tune with broken melodies and wry percussion. 'Small Martian' follows coherently and makes that eerie atmosphere harsher, heavier and deeper. The other tracks are up to you, but I promise you they'll be worth the effort. In all, this is a brilliant album, one that never gets stale or weary. So I can only recommend this to all you experimental ambient and idm fans out there. This is the soundtrack to your lives...