Electric Feels: Lower Spectrum Guest Post
Our Pilerats Records homey shares some music with you ahead of an upcoming tour.
Normally Electric Feels is brought to you every Monday morning by our main man for all things electronic music, Hayden Davies, but we've given him a week off to ask Ned Beckley AKA LOWER SPECTRUM to give us a few songs he's been digging of late. One of our Pilerats Records stable, Beckley just last Friday released a new EP, Inverse, featuring new remixes and originals, and announced a run of Australian tour dates to go with it. Get more info/have a listen to Inverse HERE, and below get some insight into the man behind the LOWER SPECTRUM moniker with a few choice selections from his record crate.
Stavroz - Talabout
This Stavroz track is so well spaced out and arranged with peculiar percussion fills and off kilter instrumentation that I find really intriguing. It’s beauty lies in its restraint to get busy and messy. Like a lot of releases on the Berlin label Laut & Luise, there is a beautiful combination of natural and electronic textures that balance a song and don’t sound forced or restrained, which moulds so elegantly with their cerebral productions.
Rival Consoles - Lone
Rival Consoles consistently releases magic and has a really unique production skill set that sounds like no one else. Releasing on label imprint Erased Tapes (Nils Frahm), this sits perfectly in the electronic realm of his compositions. Full of surprising synth splutters, harsh saws and sine waves and pulsating drums, Lone is a colourful piece that builds around feelings of melancholia and anxiety that’s carefully considered and so emotionally charged.
Olaf Stuut - Pareidolia
Making synthesizers sound like they are alive is fucking cool, and this song does that really well. Another left-field producer that embodies t-hat slick, well considered and thoughtful European style is Olaf Stuut. Releasing on the small independent label Atomnation (Weval, David Douglas), Stuut crafts precise and intricate percussion that flows through a jittery and bubbling aesthetic, underpinning a spaciously whimsical melody. Bonus free download also via XLR8R.
JV. - Flatpacked
I came across the bass heavy productions of JV through a friend and was hooked. Hailing from Sydney I know nothing else but I like his music and it bumps. Gritty, harsh UK garage vibes are strong and come across deep and heavy. It’s a fresh sound in the crowded Australian electronic scene. You never know, this guy could actually be Burial. Anyway, he is playing at my show in Sydney so come and find out.
Kasper Bjørke - Cloud 9 (Weval Dub Remix)
It’s no secret I really like Dutch duo Weval and everything they touch seems to sound heavenly. Warped Juno synths, crispy drums, plumes of pads and bubbling bass lines fill a fine balance that blossom and build. Their remix of Kasper Bjorke’s track takes it into a slow-burning, emotive and highly dynamic sonic expedition. Weval’s debut album on Kompakt Records is my favorite release this year and their popularity across the EU is gaining serious traction as their live shows continue to wow crowds.
TOUR DATES (TICKETS):
Thur 22 Sept - The Bird, Perth (Event)
Thur 29 Sept - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (Event)
Sat 1 Oct - Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne (Event)