Gridshifter by Innode - Editions Mego [EMEGO168] FLAC download included with physical items


A 10 track experimental album (37m 7s) — released June 10th 2013 on Editions Mego

Stefan Németh: Synthesizers
Steven Hess: Drums (on B-Side)
Bernhard Breuer: Drums (on "Dedispersion I & II")

"Dedispersion I & II" and "Planes And Numbers" orginally written for an exhibition by Andrés Ramírez Gaviria

Recorded by Christoph Amann, Bernhard Breuer and Kassian Troyer, various locations,
Vienna (AT) and Berlin (DE)
Mixed by Stefan Németh
Mastering: Kassian Troyer
Artwork: julie/c -

Innode enters the world with an audacious debut of rhythm and sound, space and silence and an astonishing blend of the acoustic and the electronic. Spearheaded by Stefan Németh (co-founder of Radian, Lokai) in close collaboration with Steven Hess (Locrian, Pan.American, Cleared) and Bernhard Breuer (Elektro Guzzi, Tumido), Gridshifter is an intense, astonishing sonic experience which navigates the line between formal structures and experimental interplay. Conceived as a series of crossbred experiments where, on one side, a human rhythm triggers electronic signals whilst on the other electronic textures sculpt a platform for physical human engagement. The stark dynamics and Human/Non Human interaction manifests itself as a thrilling expose of 21st Century rhythm and noise.
The term Gridshifter plays on the idea of composed disorder by applying opposing moves upon a template of rigid structure. On certain tracks a strict time line or grid is spiked via grids of a different size being played at the same time, whilst on others, Steven and Bernhard 'shifted' the grid by overlaying their own rhythms, resulting in a destabilised sonic environment.
As Németh describes the artwork he sums up the entire modus operandi, "These arrays, or biochips, are samples of DNA laid out as a series of microscopic spots bound to a small glass slide. Corresponding images look highly organized, but show a lot of tiny imperfections at the same time...this fact makes them especially interesting for me."
Innode explore an exhilarating terrain whereby simple, pure forms, both human and electronic weave together, unfeathered, untarnished, unprocessed and leave a web of intense, extreme sonic dynamics.

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