Saturday, June 1, 2013

INNERCITY - Mental Institution for Outsider Drone Music - FEF16 - SOLD OUT

Innercity is Belgian Hannss Dens' prolific and relentlessly exploratory synth project, which stands in contrast to the prevailing escapist vibes of the synth underground in favour of a more visceral, rough-hewn soundworld.

As the title hints, this release is Innercity at its most askew and disorientating, evoking grimy urban scenes infused with comedown paranoia and sleep-deprived jitteriness. The two long tracks are more sustained and less episodic than much of Dens' earlier work.

1. Eben Ezer    (17.59)
2. Ï€gfaces       (18.13)

All music by Hannss Dens, February 2013

Art by Alan Doyle nuclearpoisoning.tumblr.com

MODULATOR ESP - Inner Cosmos - FEF15 - SOLD OUT

Modulator ESP is Nottingham resident Jez Creek’s vehicle for improvised electronica. While most obviously indebted to Kosmische pioneers such as Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, Creek’s long-form, mercurial and intensely psychedelic explorations veer unpredictably between noise, drone and ambient. As well as a host of self-released CDRs, Jez performs live every fortnight on the electro-music.com show Adventures in Sound.

"Inner Cosmos" is a massive 90-minute trip taking in shifting  seismic drones, clouds of atonal noise and unexpected oases of  melody.

1. From Spaces Within (45:04)
2. To Spaces Without (44:27)


Compiled from live improvised recordings made on 13.06.12 and
12.12.12, edited and mixed on 24.03.13.
Instruments used: nord modular, nord modular g2, blofeld, op-1 and ipad running waveshaper, samplewiz, modaxis and igendyn.