Two distinct artists combine on this touching techno and ambient EP.
For The Torrid Eye, released on Acronym's new Stilla Ton label, Malone brings a Buchla 200 modular synthesizer and other analogue equipment. The result isn't too far from either producer's individual output, although it's more fuzzy and flatter sounding than Acronym's career-defining 2015 album, June, and Malone's vivid audio-explorations on Velocity Of Sleep.
"Call From The Tower" hums with static as a synth line rises from the mist like a distant foghorn. "A Sunspot" glows with a mid-frequency square wave as a melody plays alongside a steady and muted four-on-the-floor kick. The growling bass distortion of "Legs Of Fly" carries through to the snarling ambient of "Tarmar," where a woman speaks in Swedish. It's not the only language Acronym and Malone share.