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ARTIST
TITLE
Eis Heauton
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
HG 1601LP HG 1601LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/19/2016

Berlin electronic duo Driftmachine follow their 2014 debut, Nocturnes, with Eis Heauton, which takes its title from the Greek phrase "ta eis heauton," or, roughly, "a conversation with oneself." Accordingly, the album was constructed from self-generating patches, with Florian Zimmer (Saroos) and Andreas Gerth (Tied & Tickled Trio) providing technical parameters and letting their modular system talk in its own musical language. The self-generating patches recorded here can be understood as a transcript of those machine-produced monologues, and as artistic research. By evoking a ghostly presence of modular synthesis, the duo find traces of individuality inside their machines. Eis Heauton exhibits a strange and haunting musical cosmos, a quality that is always present in Driftmachine's live shows. Originally released on cassette by Umor Rex in 2015.