Core (Black) / Two Moons
08 June 2018 / Gaffa Tape Records
- 01 Core (Black)
- 02 Two Moons
Prequel Tapes returns to the core of his unique sound with two new works of modern industrial electronic composition on the inaugural Gaffa Tape Records release.
Prequel Tapes’ new EP is his most intense yet. Core (Black) a heavy building industrial techno drone track, is rich with melodic soundscapes that lay the foundation for a thunderous rhythmic centre. Two Moons rise with the deepest of bass drones, chinks of light melody and discombobulated chirps swirling through dark landscapes.
This is the first in a series of new releases and performances for the German artist. Prequel Tapes is collaborating with the Russian visual artist Ksenia Mozhayskaya, also known as nomoreless, for the artwork, videos and upcoming live A/V performances - to be announced soon. All music is mixed and mastered by Peter Van Hoesen.
Prequel Tapes is a work of deep synthesis. Fragments of melody and memory orchestrated into densely layered tapestries; a deeply emotional study on a life characterised by a shifting relationship to electronics. The pieces serve as a chronology of desire and reflection, reconciling a nascent passion for industrial music with a history in the club.
There is a temptation to draw comparisons to Mark Leckey’s excavation of UK rave culture, Lee Gamble’s
junglist memories or the hauntological approach of the Ghost Box label, however this is clearly a
personal trajectory aesthetically distant from an English past. Oscillating between utopian to
claustrophobic, the evolving synth work, deep techno atmosphere and traces of clangorous energy of
early European ambient and industrial tell a distinctly German take, forged between the forest and the
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