"I enjoy merging extreme samples and extreme composition: to me, that’s an interesting place to make music in," Keith Rankin, who designs sound under the alias Giant Claw, said in a 2014 interview discussing his art and Internet Age culture. The Ohio-based visual artist and Orange Milk Records co-founder's latest release, Soft Channel, builds on the immersive, hyperactive palette of previous works Deep Thoughts and Dark Web. Intricate MIDI notation and sampling—drum snippets, R&B acapellas, and his own instruments—blend with rich harmonic material. The result is "brain-melting beauty," says FACT.Coverage on music blogs Official website
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