Boazeria, the group's second full-length and first for its own Mik.muzik.! imprint, assembles a mutating body of improvised glitch and classic experimental music compressed into short pop-song formats. Each of the 19 tracks forms a latticework of cluttered, sinister rumbling bound together by an undercurrent of naivete. A glowing horn intro in "Wald" is slowly overcome by the throbbing tension of "Niezano (Zano)," which recalls the shark's theme music from Jaws.
Elsewhere, "Heon" and "Klapy" maintain a wide-eyed, mechanical minimalism that holds the recording together while keeping all melody at bay. Though bouncing hooks do break the surface on occasion, they represent only a few fleeting blips, starving the recording of any coherent song structure.
But the title track changes everything: Bringing the disc to a close with an overbearing fantasy-pop tone, a blinding wash of keyboards shines light into some of experimental music's darkest corners.
Molar Drammaz plays Eyedrum Sat., March 22.