Releases / Singles

Prequel Tapes
Dragon Keys

30 November 2015 / R'COUP'D

  1. 1. Dragon Keys
  2. 2. Dragon Keys (Ambient Version)
  3. 3. Dragon Keys (133 BPM Version)
  4. 4. My Side
Artists: Prequel Tapes

Prequel Tapes is a work of deep synthesis. Teenage recordings 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 atmospheres and traces of the clangorous energy of early European ambient and industrial tell a distinctly German tale, forged between the forest and the autobahn. 


Prequel Tapes will follow the release of his debut album ‘Inner Systems’ with an EP release on R’COUP’D at the end of November.

The ‘Dragon Keys’ EP features four original tracks by Prequel Tapes. The magical melodic ’Dragon Keys’ is given two distinctive and classic re-rubs, Ambient and 133bpm. ‘My Side’ edges into darker territory but still with Prequel Tapes distinctive use of subtle melody and off kilter percussion.

Prequel Tapes is currently working on a live show and, as well as the LP and EP, has remixes coming out shortly for Yppah, Fink and Okraa.

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