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|editions mego (austria) #emego 145 cd|
nick edwards “plekzationz” compact disc
- chance meets causality uptown (16:24)
- (no) escape from '79 (15:14)
- inside the analog continuum (15:48)
- a pedant's progress (15:39)
|september 2012 release ; ... mr. edwardsí work as ekoplekz has eluded me thusfar (despite trying in earnest to track down physical evidence of it on many, many occasions) ... this newly recorded (spring 2012) quartet of side-length extrapolations is something of a revelation ; rooted in the ďlive electronicĒ tradition (word is ... he does the whole thing in-situ w/ a scant assortment of table-top electronics) inasmuch as the early-mid-80ís uk wave (cabaret voltaire, 23 skidoo, this heat ... def. frames of reference here) ...|
... of all of the artists currently mining the darker back-alleys of club-footed electronic musicís sordid past(s), this is arguably the best example of a perceived ďnostalgiaĒ for a thing (sheffield, ca. 1973-78) being firmly supplanted (again, purely contemporarily) by a present-tech stab at the same approach(es) ... the timbral densities & grid-locked pulsing(s) of this music, as itís presented here, could really only have been done over the past few years (speaking purely in terms of the advancement of portable audio-production solutions) ; edwards is a str8-magician at weaving through portals of form, yielding a narrative arc thatís both momentum-pushing and/or halting ...
... one of my favorite records of the year thusfar, without a doubt ; highly recommended !!!
|editions mego press release...|
emego 145 / nick edwards
release date 04.09.2012
part 1: chance meets causality uptown
decomposed (in dub) at dromilly vale, march 2012
part 2: (no) escape from '79
escape velocity miscalculated at westerleigh works, march 2012
part 3: inside the analog continuum
gutter-broken at fountain square, april 2012
part 4: a pedant's progress
spontaneously combusted live in the zone, direct to 2-track tape, 25th april 2012
mastered and cut by rashad becker at dubplates and mastering, berlin, june 2012
|initially inspired by industrial, dub reggae, krautrock, radiophonics and the nascent sounds emerging from techno, hip hop and ambient, nick edwards began recording experimental electronic music in his teens. using analogue synths and a basic home recording set-up, he unveiled his first (and until now, only) album under his own name on a self-released cassette in 1994.|
then, following numerous obscure projects and collaborations under various guises, edwards eventually came to prominence as a music blogger, writing the influential gutterbreakz blog from 2003-2009. he then returned to music making with the critically acclaimed ekoplekz solo project, releasing work at a relentless pace across various labels, including punch drunk, mordant music, further, perc trax and public information.
for his debut emego release, edwards finally steps out from behind the ekoplekz mask, although (as the album title might suggest) the music contained within acts as both showcase for, and summary of, the sonic obsessions that have driven the ekoplekz sound over the past two and a half years.
working with primitive hardware and cassette four-track technology, edwards still draws strength from his formative influences (cabaret voltaire, king tubby, suicide, radiophonic workshop, etc) whilst striving to carve out his own defiantly raw, lo-fi, analogue identity.