I am writing to you back on home soil and within a dramatic 35-40º drop in temperature from our previous Antipodean dwellings. I’ve got my coat on indoors, in other words. But that’s okay. Part of the fun of tour has been switching between wildly different climates, seeking out new life and new civilisations, to boldly go where no one has gone before… Continue reading
We’re delighted to announce the release of a brand new remix EP, with tracks from CULTURE OF VOLUME, reinterpreted by electronic drone pioneer Blanck Mass, Japanese field recording enthusiast Yosi Horikawa and one of techno’s most exciting talents, Truss. You can listen to the Truss remix here and buy/stream the EP on many platforms here.
Will gives his thoughts on each:
Benjamin John Power – he of Fuck Buttons fame – records under his incredible solo project Blanck Mass. He’s made two of my favourite electronic albums of recent years in his self-titled debut and 2015’s ‘Dumb Flesh’. Plus, his 12” ‘White Math/Polymorph’ from 2012 is possibly one of my most played pieces of vinyl. I’ve gotten to know Ben over the last few years so it seemed like an obvious ask when thinking of remixers. I really like what he’s done to MANNER OF WORDS. I have a theory that it is the first time he has ever worked in a 3/4 time signature as well and I’m happy to have helped this happen.
I’ve seen Tom Russell aka Truss (and his regular sparring partner Perc) more than any other techno DJ since I moved to London, and it’s hard to think of a more consistently transcendent, and at times brutal club experience. Nights at Corsica Studios in Elephant & Castle have been very important and influential for me, socially and artistically, and under his MPIA3 moniker, Tom’s RA mix was often the ‘getting pumped’ music before heading off to some landmark raves. While his remix of MONTAGE RESOLUTION is a little more subdued, the swing and pace is everything I’ve come to love and respect in Tom’s work.
I wasn’t very familiar with Yosi’s work before Gyto who works for Hostess – the label that distribute and promote our records in Asia – sent through some suggestions of possible remixers. Really fell in love with his stuff instantly though and I like how he’s kept MANNER OF WORDS’ structure intact but completely evolved the dressing around the core of the song.
Listen here, buy/stream here
Listen to Will’s favourite tracks of 2015 on a Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Yandex playlist by clicking whichever platform you prefer in this sentence. Continue reading
Nous sommes ravis de jouer nos premiers concerts en France cette année (et d’ailleurs les derniers avant 2017), pour le Öctöpus Winter Camp Festival.
08 Nancy L’Autre Canal
09 Paris Divan Du Monde
10 Bordeaux iBoat
12 Lille La Péniche
We’re playing at Southampton’s Engine Rooms, Saturday 14 November, as part of the iDEPENDENCE Festival. Doors 1300, our stage time 1700. Tickets here