A&R for Molecule Recordings is not an easy task in these times of musical saturation and production-by-numbers releases. It is hard to stumble across the diamond in the rough. Thankfully, Konektiv - a.k.a. Daniel Mahuad - exists. His 2009 demo submission Winter Solstice emitted a flashing beacon of originality amidst the average and dross, spawning a series of unique E.P releases, and ultimately this album. Konektiv knows no boundaries: it is sound experimentation through intricate soundscapes, impulsive bold shifts through genres and immersive arrangements of electronic expression. Through Konektiv we discover that the machine does, in fact, breathe. Rich Solarstone.