Midistcke Red 1
The elusive keyboardist/synthesist behind the Efofex persona, John Talbert, has been quietly producing electronic music behind the scenes for more than a decade. But since his public underground debut release 'Proof' , Efofex has become internationally notorious for his intimate, moody, and 'from-the-heart' approach to electronic music production. In his signature works, Efofex melodies are often crafted from esoteric timbres (the melody on the track 'The Forms' from the 'Stress'  album was created using the sound of a dentist's drill!) while rhythmic undulations run the gamut from hardcore funky to silky smooth ambient and every flavor in between. All the while, all sorts of swirling synthetic worlds unfold in the background. In this latest release, 'Midistucke Vol. 1 (Red)', Efofex approaches things from an ambient/experimental angle. One gets the impression that the electronics were actually 'encouraged' to freely communicate and exchange ideas in ways that make the machines seem alive with the emotional fragility of humans. This release is certainly something far and away from the sonic norm.