Sendai is the collaborative project by Yves De Mey and Peter Van Hoesen. Both artists are longtime friends and share a deep passion for exploring the outer limits of the electronic music spectrum. Sendai combines De Mey's skillful extraction of deep and dynamic sounds from his modular synthesizer system with Van Hoesen's keen sense of digital composition and sound design.
After two 12" releases for Time To Express in 2009 the duo took some time out to reflect on their joint musical path. The result is 'Geotope', a no-compromise experimental album that sees the duo moving away from the dancefloor into an altogether more varied and daring sonic domain. The album shows a clear sensibility for stripping things down to their bare essentials. It is the result of a road travelled together without any compromise. In essence Geotope combines both artists' influences and experience into a dynamic, ever-evolving sonic environment. The album will be released in March 2012 on Time To Express.
Sendai's audiovisual live performance for Club Transmediale marks the premiere of the duo's new live set.
Yves De Mey
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. In that same year there were also releases on Morse and on Time to Express, together with Peter Van Hoesen as Sendai. 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. He has a new solo release coming up for Time To Express in 2012.
Peter Van Hoesen
When it comes down to combining the best of many musical worlds, Peter Van Hoesen can say he's been doing it for a while now. Deeply rooted in the Brussels electronic music scene as DJ and producer since 1993, he's considered by many as a man with multiple musical talents: from straight-up dancefloor jackin' techno to advanced abstract electronica.
His music has been released on his own labels Time To Express and Foton as well as through Exone, Ostgut Ton, Ann Aimee, Komisch, Meakusma and several others. His 2010 album 'Entropic City' was considered as one of the defining techno albums of that year.
Peter is active as a DJ, producer, sound designer and composer for contemporary dance and theatre. He currently lives in Berlin.
21 August 2014
Sendai talk to The Quietus ahead of their gig at Atonal
29 July 2014
Yves De Mey answers 15 questions
14 July 2014
Peter Van Hoesen mix & interview on Inverted Audio
02 June 2014
Sendai special for Electronic Explorations
06 March 2014
Peter Van Hoesen Groove podcast
04 March 2014
Sendai Mix of the Day on Electronic Beats
27 February 2014
Sendai mix for Secret Thirteen
24 February 2014
Sendai "Life is too short for creative democracy"
14 December 2012
Time To Express to reissue ltd edition Japanese CD version of 2011 compilation 'Return To The Center'
15 May 2012
Sendai live for electronic explorations
12 April 2012
Belgische Techno-Pralinen - Sendai auf BLN.FM, das Interview zum nachhören
03 April 2012
Sendai record the 300th edition in the Modyfier Process series
28 March 2012
Peter Van Hoesen graces the decks at WahWahFM tonight
09 February 2012
Peter Van Hoesen speaks to SF Station ahead of a string of USA dates
02 September 2011
Peter Van Hoesen ambient mix for mnmlssgs