A multi-platform production that explores the overlap between the digital and the organic through field recordings of Inuit throat singing may sound, on surface level, to be something that is a rather niche. However, Zoe McPherson's exploration of this world on String Figures is a deeply rhythmic, immersive and forward-thinking piece of electronic-leaning music that remains just as danceable as it does experimental.
Over the seven tracks (which are laid out as chapters) the record explores glitchy electronics, dub-tinged grooves, polyrhythms, and a huge array of instruments that takes in quiet blasts of atonal sax alongside wonky synths.
SVS is an exciting record label based in London, Munich & Lisbon. The label is run by Daniel Hermann-Collini and Benedikt Brachtel, and was started 2013 following the success of their SVS residency events, giving the participants a platform to release their music. The residencies take place annually for two weeks in different cities around the world, with the intention of creating a space for social and creative exchange between the participating artists.
Wow. MEGA tip. Highest recommendation.
12" LP. Released 2nd of March 2018.
A1 Sabotage Story (Unknot Opening)
A2 Deep (Prayer)
A3 Shaman (How I Became)
B1 Komusar (Moving)
B2 Hardingfele (Release)
B3 Inouï (And Free)
B4 Transmission (So It Shall Never Be Lost)