Berlin electronic duo Driftmachine’s new tape is called Eis Heauton –a Greek term for being in “a conversation with oneself”. This reference highlights the fact that Driftmachine is not composing music in a classical sense here, as they did on their debut album Nocturnes (Umor Rex 065).
Instead, three of the four tracks have been developed from so-called self-generating patches: the duo of Florian Zimmer (Saroos) and Andreas Gerth (Tied & Tickled Trio) were only framing technical parameters and subsequently let their modular system talk in its very own musical language. The self-generating patches recorded here can be understood as a transcript of those machine-produced monologues, as well 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 signature that is always present within Driftmachine’s live shows.
Released in a hand-numbered edition of 120 copies on pro-dubbed chrome tape, packaged in silkscreened cardboard box with an insert and a download coupon.
01. Rungler Statik / 02. Das trunkene Schiff / 03. Sunlit Reverie / 04. Eis Heauton