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"Inversion finds him eschewing the comfort of familiar territory and plunging headlong into a pool of cyber-noir ambient music reminiscent of Pete Namlook's space music, but combined with noise elements. Titles like "Athenic Fall", "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" and "Ancient Mariner's Crash Report" suggest visual starting-points for the abstract noise-scapes to paint their colorful and alternately beautiful and menacing images. The last two tracks are a tour-de-force; close your eyes and listen to "City of Roses" and the 38-minute epic "Vasovagal Response", utterly convincing and uncompromised music from the outer edge." - anothercountryheard

"There’s a post-internet archaic nature to Karmelloz. Since Source Localization on 1080p, the yung producer has been digging through the mind of purely natural and primitive prophecies where batteries are the energy source, recharging them is the great war, and finding an appliance that is still in working condition is worth more than a peaceful afterlife. Now, Karmelloz goes for the Inversion on HOKO Sounds, as the future looks less like a desert/woodland battery-survival of the fittest and more like a water-world spa that bathes listeners in warmth and cleansing. Serenity here dispels all anxiety in the listener and leaves their body in complete peace of what is to come. It’s as if the mind is evolving into the shaking nature of color and only sweat can iridescently secrete the truth of real human power. Harness your energy with Inversion by Karmelloz, and feel what HOKO Sounds is reeling into the future with." - Tiny Mix Tapes

"Pillowy-soft ambient" - Faded Arrow

"Post-apocalyptic / post-information society ambience from this varied Portland, Oregon based project. Mostly notable for the two long closing tracks." - Encyclopedia of Electronic Music

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noun: inversion; plural noun: inversions; noun: temperature inversion; plural noun: temperatures inversion; noun: sexual inversion; plural noun: sexuals inversion

the action of inverting something or the state of being inverted.
"the inversion of the normal domestic arrangement"
reversal of the normal order of words, typically for rhetorical effect but also found in the regular formation of questions in English.
the process of inverting an interval, chord, or phrase.
an inverted interval, chord, or phrase.
a transposition in the relative numbers of atoms, molecules, etc., occupying particular energy levels.
a reaction causing a change from one optically active configuration to the opposite configuration, especially the hydrolysis of dextrose to give a levorotatory solution of fructose and glucose.
the conversion of direct current into alternating current.
a reversal of the normal decrease of air temperature with altitude, or of water temperature with depth.
a layer of the atmosphere in which temperature increases with height.
noun: inversion layer; plural noun: inversion layers
the process of finding a quantity, function, etc., from a given one such that the product of the two under a particular operation is the identity.
the interchanging of numerator and denominator of a fraction, or antecedent and consequent of a ratio.
the process of finding the expression that gives a given expression under a given transformation.
a transformation in which each point of a given figure is replaced by another point on the same straight line from a fixed point, especially in such a way that the product of the distances of the two points from the center of inversion is constant.
Psychology (dated)
the adoption of behavior typical of the opposite sex; homosexuality.

mid 16th century (as a term in rhetoric, denoting the turning of an argument against the person who put it forward): from Latin inversio(n-), from the verb invertere (see invert).

Inversion or Inversions may also refer to:

Inversion (artwork), a 2005 temporary sculpture in Houston, Texas
Inversion (music), a term with various meanings in music theory and musical set theory
Inversions (novel) by Iain M. Banks
Inversion (video game), a 2012 third person shooter for, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC

Natural sciences

Inversion (evolutionary biology), a hypothesis about the evolution of the dorsoventral axis in animals
Inversion (geology), the relative uplift of a previously basinal area resulting from local shortening, in structural geology
Inversion (meteorology), air temperature increasing with height
Chromosomal inversion in genetics, where a segment of a chromosome is reversed end-to-end
Island of inversion, a group of elements with abnormal nuclear shell structure
Nitrogen inversion, a chemical process in which a trigonal nitrogen-containing structure turns inside-out
Population inversion, in statistical mechanics, when a system exists in state with more members in an excited state than in lower-energy states
Seismic inversion, transforming seismic reflection data into a quantitative rock-property description of a geological formation
Inverse problem or its solution

Mathematics and logic

Inversion (discrete mathematics), items that are out of order in a permutation
Circle inversion, a transformation of the Euclidean plane that maps generalized circles to generalized circles
Inversion in a point, also called point reflection, a kind of transformation in a Euclid space
Inversion transformation, a conformal transformation
Method of inversion, the image of a harmonic function in a sphere (or plane); see Method of image charges
Multiplicative inverse, the reciprocal of a number

Computer science

Priority inversion, in which a low-priority task holds a shared resource that a high-priority task needs

Medicine and kinesiology

Inversion (kinesiology), movement of the sole towards the median plane
Inversion therapy, the practise of hanging upside down (heart higher than head) for supposed health benefits

Linguistics and language

Inversion (linguistics), grammatical constructions where two expressions switch their order of appearance
Inversion (prosody), the reversal of the order of a foot's elements
Anastrophe, a figure of speech also known as an inversion

Other uses

Inversion in postcolonial theory, a discursive strategy/gesture in cultural and subaltern studies
Roller coaster inversion, which turns riders upside-down
Corporate inversion, which avoids paying taxes by moving corporate ownership to low-tax nations

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released August 15, 2014

Cover art and design by Mega Max
Co-Engineered by C Plus Plus
Produced by Karmelloz




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"...Karmelloz’s work has come off as inspired and irresistibly candid... It’s not a lack of patience that defines Karmelloz’s music, but an insatiable desire to filter, comment on and divulge the way he himself partakes in technological music and music technology." - The Astral Plane (2015) ... more

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