Release Date: 19th January 2010
Genre(s): Electronica, IDM
For some time now I have been following the musical journeys of Cody Janssen, professionally known as Proton 42, and every instalment he has provided so far as shown an entirely different perspective on electronic music. Just two months after the release of the album r20 HITC-10 B, Inconceivable Operations was delicately composed, leaving a sense of almost nostalgia along with every song. With songs such as the soothing, haunting and mysterious “Sub-Suburbia” and the psychedelic, atmospheric “Unoperable”, it is very easy to lose yourself in the sounds manifested by Janssen, and I find myself lost in a world of his creation.
With seven years experience of production, the overall quality of mixing of the release is fantastic, demonstrating incredible knowledge and skill, with tiny sounds and elements occasionally thrown in once and never to be heard again throughout the album.
The atmospheres displayed on the release give off a retro sci-fi feel, which is part of the nostalgic essence displayed on this fantastically created album. Proton 42 deserves all the attention he gets and more.
As if this release isn’t enough for your diverse ears to devour the sound-bytes of, Janssen has released yet another album since the release of Inconceivable Operations entitled For When We’re Gone… just eight days after the release of Operations. Readers can most likely expect a review of this album in times to come.
For more info on Proton 42, check out his website with links to his album downloads.