A1 Manufactured Conflicts
B1 Orbature (Samuel Kerridge remix)
B2 Artificial Landscapes Part 1
B3 Artificial Landscapes Part 2
“There are no strict rules to how I compose beats, calculate clever subdivisions or bend time signatures, the rhythmic alchemy is dictated by feeling the impact that resonates in me.”
Manufactured Conflicts is the hard-hitting precision engineered debut from one of electronic music’s most acclaimed experimental underground’s drummer. His cinematic math-laden techno is a combination of beastial, off-pulse rhythms, clever metric modulation, inspired textures and punchy transients designed to bend the listener’s mind whilst providing a high-impact full-body massage groove to the dancefloor.
Fierce and punishing, title tracks ‘Manufactured Conflicts’ and ‘Orbature’ pummel away at the consciousness where the only way out is through whole mind and body surrender. Manipulations of the mind play out in the two end-game scenarios of ‘Artificial Landscapes Part 1 and 2’, where lightness and tension interlace between man and machine.
Samuel Kerridge thoughtfully re-engineers ‘Orbature’ re-pacing the structure and contributing additional textures to the piece. His rework sculpts a haunting industrial feel to the track.
Sorcery cuts a unique presence in electronic music’s experimental underground. A passion for the interaction between acoustic and electronic instruments has led to the creation of intricate, mind bending and challenging compositions. There’s an unrelenting and visceral impulse to his work, defined by a life-long and far-reaching passion for the rhythmic qualities of music. It’s a compelling, abrasive alchemy, defined by a belief in pursuing the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. This is ‘total’ music production: composition, collaboration, performance and recording — of which he is a proven a master in all four disciplines.
The producer behind Sorcery has lent his unique live drummer presence to the techno scene throughout various contributions and collaborations including with Kangding Ray, Belief Defect, Dadub and Powell just to name a few. This musicianship has led him to perform twice at Atonal festival and release on the Atonal imprint with SUMS (Kangding Ray + Barry Burns/Mogwai).
released September 27, 2019
Mastering for digital support by Daniele Antezza @Dadub Studio
Vinyl mastering and cut by Simon at The Exchange
Artwork by Rosmarie Weinlich
supported by 6 fans who also own “Manufactured Conflicts (includes Samuel Kerridge remix)”
Why does sinister and coldly inhuman techno make me blissfully happy? What does that say about me and other fans of the genre? Individual and collective existential crises aside, if you're the sort of person who can never have enough galloping temple-pounding percussion in your life - then these six tracks are the perfect little treat you can give to yourself. Ben Harris