Gestern fand ich folgende Promo-Nachricht im Kommentarfeld meiner »Contact Me«-Seite:
»I’m writing you about my upcoming downers. cassette on Persistentmidnight, it’s called „Ether Noir.“ It will come out on January and will be for sale here:«
»I made this downers. release in a different way from previous releases. It’s actually a collaboration on several levels. The downers. project has always been myself and a silent partner (SIMNs), who I met on an internet avant-garde music forum several years back. By and large SIMNs doesn’t credit himself on our downers. records because he tends to act in a more „found sound“ function (he collects different sounds and sends them my way via the internet), and since I’ve always produced and arranged the tracks SIMNs has been able to effectively remain a silent partner.
But, on this recording, we actually did a lot more interchange in the sound manipulation; I sent SIMNs a series of older noise recordings I made while living in Asheville NC and he manipulated them using a series of analog mixers, FX units and buses, then returning them even more mutated. So not only is it a more active collaboration with SIMNs, but a collaboration across time with myself, in a sense. SIMNs prefers to maintain the pseudonym, but agreed to be credited this time.«
»“Ether Noir“ is the product of six months of experimentation, utilizing/mutating 13 years of noise recordings/field samples/electronic noodles to create nine song industrial/techno tracks.«
Und damit ist eigentlich alles gesagt. Der letzte Release von downers. (»Low Informant«) hat mir gut gefallen, weswegen ich über die ungewöhnliche Art der Kontaktaufnahme mal hinwegsehen möchte 😉 …