The techno producer gets tough on this latest for Omnidisc.
The three main cuts on Travelling are all brusque. "3AM" pairs shrill FM synth leads with curdled LFO bass. "Stuck In CDG" has a sinusoid bassline that feels like it's trying to carve its way into your skull. "Turbulence" is almost motion-sickness inducing, with a relentless up-and-down progression.
All three tracks seem designed to stick out in a set like a sore, angry thumb, which is a change for Igarashi. "Homecoming" is the balm, a gorgeous wind-down that features those beautiful melodies he showed off in his ambient work. Where he once communicated through subtle changes, here he knocks you over the head. It's as impressive and illuminating as always.