With Richie Hawtin's M_nus label, you pretty much know what you're in for. So it should surprise no one that Gaiser's debut, BLANK FADE, revels in its minimalism, introducing elements ever-so-slowly, while amping up the reverb and the delays. After an abstract start with "Volve," the rhythm finally reveals itself in "Face Down," accompanied with disembodied vocal snippets. A bass tone growls into "Ground" and "Ciliate With" brings in high blippery. It an album of slow evolution, one track morphing into the next almost imperceptibly, picking up steam all the while. The intriguing "Comma, Fade" cycles its elements into a a stew that's a few blips short of funky, and "Leave It" ups the tempo considerably. "Trunkated" might even have a melody! And "Descending Order" definitely has one. See how much things change? "Outline" returns us to abstraction and wipes clean everything that's come before, not so much a fade as a disappearance.