Artist: Grey Branches. Title: Lower Bounds. Label: Inner Surface.
Release date: 08-12-2014. Genre: Techno, industrial, noise.
- A1 – Exsolve
- A2 – Lower Bounds
- B1 – Binate
- B2 – Plangent
About the release:
Inner Surface Music are very proud to present Grey Branches a new project by Yves De Mey. It brings together his love for straightforward technoid tracks and his known interest in experimentation. Grey Branches deliberately aims at the floor without losing the focus on sound design. It serves as the ideal output for Yves’ take on distorted rhythms and linear arrangements.
‘Exsolve’ opens proceedings with a truly unique take on broken techno rhythms, playful yet commanding synthesis intertwines with low slung baselines. ‘Lower Bounds’ enters us into a psychedelic dimension that we have never entered before, slow robotic drums and synths bleep and modulate as we enter the void to float into a parallel universe. ‘Binate’ stomps and kicks with ferocity, the synths build and swarm like a giant mechanical wasp ready for the sting. A powerful and dynamic track that will encapsulate any dance floor.
‘Plangent’ is an experimental modular workout a perfect amalgamation of sounds that melds between metallic and organic sound sources with great intensity and precision.
About the artist:
Yves De Mey’s musical path consists of many different roads. During the second half of the 90’s, his releases were clearly rooted in breakbeats and UK drum’n’bass. Soon after that, through working for theater and dance performances and doing large scale sound installations, his interest in experimental sound design found its way into his music.
In 2009 his album “Lichtung” was released by the influential Line label. Around that time, De Mey’s main tool in the studio became his ever-expanding modular synthesizer system. This definitely changed his way of working and obviously his sound as well, shifting from an elaborate niftiness in the digital realm to an obsessive cable-patched shaping of the real sound of electricity.
In 2011, Sandwell District found the time right to widen their dance-floor techno-scope and released De Mey’s Counting Triggers, a 6-track album that interprets club music in a downtempo electrified fashion. 2013 was an extremely busy year with remix duties on SonuoS, and releases on Modal Analysis, Opal Tapes, Archives Intérieures and others.
Yves De Mey also works together with Peter Van Hoesen as Sendai, and they both run Archives Intérieures, a label for challenging and sophisticated electronic music.