Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Timon Irnok Manta

Stream the stunning experimental new album by Brooklyn-based artist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, now out on Type Recordings.


Words by: Karen Chan

As Lichens and occasional member of Om, Brooklyn producer Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe has finally gone solo and released his debut album under his own name on Type.

Entering a new stage in his career, what’s been delivered is a two-track, 35-minute long album that delves into a territory of intense and abstractly paced rhythms and structures. Wavering between dub, dark techno and drone, what truly stands out is the slow-building, phanton-esque, interminable bassline that hides under the the bed of sizzling analogue noise. What also impresses is the Version of M’Bondo on the flip, which embraces a warm, swelling ambient tone, infused with Lowe’s own deep vocals, stimulating tribal percussion and the slightly disturbing echoes. Stunning.

Type released Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – ‘Timon Irnok Manta’ LP in October, 2012