EYSA (Savages/Kite Base) + People (Chris Hamilton), Norman Westberg
A new project from Ayse Hassan (Savages/Kite Base) sees her incorporating electronics and vocals to create an unsettling, beat driven, and wonky exploration of alternate personas. Exploring the duality of conflicting traits and selves, Hassan transgresses her comfort zone in search of another version of herself by experimenting with the ideas that can exist within one person - Absurdity of Being. Preview an exclusive track here:
Amsterdam based electronics artist; People (Chris Hamilton) has been exploring the tensions within his world, playing with repetition and time to build beautiful, haunting melodies that slowly find their place amongst rhythms and tempos which are treated like clay. After years spent in the studio working on the records of others (Shobaleader One/Torres/Lump), he is set to release a series of 12s and perform live shows across the US and Europe in 2018.
Best known for his work with the seminal outfit SWANS, Westberg's output beyond that group is sprawling and restless. His name recurs and ripples through many interconnected micro-histories surrounding New York City's music and art scenes. From appearances in film works associated with the Cinema Of Transgression, through to his participation in bands such as The Heroine Sheiks and Five Dollar Priest, Westberg's name is woven deeply into the fabric of New York over the past three decades.
A note from Lawrence English
"Norman Westberg's guitar playing with SWANS has influence a generation of musicians across genres. I can personally attest to how his particular approaches to that instrument, in creating both harmony and brute force, have challenged and ultimately influenced my own sonic preoccupations.
What Norman has created with his solo works is an echoing universe of deep texture and harmonic intensity. His solo compositions generate an affecting quality that drives the listener towards reductive transcendence.
His guitar, as singular source, becomes transformed through a web of outboard processes. He transforms vibrating strings completely, taking singular gesture and reshapes it through webs of delay, reverb and other treatments. To me, these works echo many of the concerns of American minimalism and sprawl outward together with the work of bands such as Stars Of The Lid. Norman has created a very dense and powerful statement of intent with these recordings and I couldn't be more pleased to have some small part in helping to share them."
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