Denovali label mates ONEIROGEN (NYC, USA) and MOON ZERO (LONDON,UK), both dedicated to dark electronic music and harsh noise, will embark on a tour across Europe this fall stopping on October 4th at Acud Macht Neu.
As ONEIROGEN (o-NI-ro-jen), Mario Diaz de Leon creates his own style of hallucinatory music. The project was initiated in 2012 with the release of “Hypnos”, which garnered widespread acclaim among fans of experimental and heavy music for its varied and cinematic style, merging ethereal synths, brutal distortion, dark ambient and noise. This was followed in 2013 with “Kiasma”, an intensification of the doom/black metal elements present on the debut.
With its precise song structures and haunting integration of melody and texture, the album’s drum-less distortion went far beyond the categories of “drone” and “ambient”, into a style unique to the album.
In anticipation of an upcoming full length album, ONEIROGEN releases the “Plenitude” EP in Sepetmber 2015. Over 5 songs spanning 22 minutes, “Plenitude” is a concise blast of intensity, featuring vivid contrasts between industrial noise and expansive ambient music, and a deeply personal dimension unheard on past releases.
Operating out of London’s Cable Street studios, on the vacated docks of empire and in the shadow of Canary Wharf, Moon Zero is the project of producer and composer Tim Garratt. This self-titled debut album coming in September 2015 is the culmination of the exploratory drone work of his first EPs, 2014’s ‘Tombs’ and ‘Loss’ (Denovali). Drawing on the micro-polyphony of classical modernism and analogue-leaning contemporary electronic music, it’s the finest incarnation yet of an aesthetic that’s both minimal and cinematic: an unhurried, massive tapestry of sound built from minute processes and hidden melodic lines.
The music spools out of Garratt’s mind in the form of extensively screwed up synthesizers, bowed cymbals, liquidated instruments and detuned tape loops. Bounced between effects chains, music software, mixing desks and tape, his materials are then inflated and tampered with, in different venues of a particular significance or suggestive atmosphere. The results are enigmatic, hypnotic and register a note of mourning.
They are mercifully free of the obligatory club references of electronic music that’s destined for a different mood but nonetheless confines itself to bygone ‘post-club’ tropes – refering to William Basinski, Bowie’s ‘Low’, Swans, Messiaen, Stars of the Lid, Cluster, Eno and Carl Sagan. With this album MOON ZERO has written a more coherent piece of music which could be loosely recreated in a live scenario and will presented on the fall tour 2015 accross Europe.
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Oneirogen + Moon Zero