New Music: BITMAP
4 November 2016
Karangale’s understanding of the drums manifests itself in BITMAP – a kind of industrial-electronic project, which takes elements of noise, drone (along with a smidge of more conventional DnB) that places rhythm and percussion at its core. He recently released a debut self-titled EP.
BITMAP is completely unlike the more pop-influenced melody heavy music of Sky Rabbit or the more soundscape-y aesthetics of Rahul Nadkarni’s Snowshoe. This is dense, complex and leans much further left with its frenetic beats and doomsday-disposition – good stuff, even if it is a tad more straight-edged than we expected.
Words: Diya Gupta