French electro-djent master The Algorithm is well into working on new music
The Algorithm, masterminded by French composer Rémi Gallego, has been a fresh of breath air in the European music scene since his breakout a couple of years ago. His debut album Polymorphic Code, released last November through Basick Records, combined the aggression and riffery of metal with the samples and danceability of electronic club music that hadn’t really been accomplished nearly as well before.
It’s not for everyone, but with the addition of Monuments drummer Mike Malyan, and later guitarist Max Michel to the live setup, Rémi has made a bit of a niche for himself, and also forged a reputation for energetic and fun live performances.
As commented in our recent live reports, the only thing holding him back now is the range of his material, which after seeing him lots and lots as we have, feels a little repetetitive – but only a little.
As if answering our binary prayers, The Algorithm released just over a minute and a half of new music over the weekend:
Untitled as yet, it’s somewhat more laid back and trancey at first, but the glitchy energy is in full attendance towards the end, so it’s probably the perfect snapshot of The Algorithm’s contrasting styles; lulling you into a false sense of security before hitting the gas. It’s nothing wildly different from before, but it is only 98 seconds’ worth, and there’s likely a lot more t come from Mesieur G.
It’s been a great year so far for The Algorithm, having won Best Underground act at the Golden Gods earlier this summer, as well as touring a bunch with the likes of Enter Shikari, TesseracT, a slew of festival appearances including the mighty Download and UK Tech-Metal Fest, and will be rounding out the year with fellow French band Uneven Structure in the run-up to this year’s Euroblast, as well as a run with Hacktivist! Next year will also see them playing Australia’s Big Day Out festival(s) in January, which is pretty fucking cool for a bedroom musician from Montpellier. Make sure to catch the band if you get a chance!