'Katas' is the second release by Adaptories,
or at least my second encounter with them, following 'Music Playground
Revisted' (see Vital Weekly 463). I believe they are somewhat of a big
band line up, including the use of five laptops, two guitars, one contact
microphone, two trumpets, one drum set, one Korg MS-20 and effects.
In a way, Adaptories sound very retro, a cross-over between the industrial
music of Throbbing Gristle, meeting A Certain Ratio (trumpets!) or Eric
Random (guitars and rhythms), or Cabaret Voltaire (some radio cut ups).
Add to that the recording quality which is not really great, and this
sounds like a survived bootleg from the 80s rehearsal space. Sounds
perhaps I didn't like it that much, but I thought it was quite nice:
spacious, psychedelic and a bit industrial. ----vital