Blank Disco broke new ground last Friday with new airplay on Radio Libertaire 89.4fm in Paris. Many thanks also to Bryan’s Electron Mix (south devon sound) support of ‘From Zero’ over the last few weeks, coverage on KAOS Radio Austin USA and IcarusFM Netherlands.
Chris from The Fractal Skulls continues to build towards his Subexotic debut. He is now in the final stages of production- overdue but definitely well worth the wait! Chris has also penned a fantastic remix of Wildeflower’s forthcoming single ‘Good Girl’ (stella mortos) which will also be featured on his forthcoming album.
Subexotic are pleased to reveal the newest addition to our artist roster, The Fractal Skulls.
Using the basic building blocks of analogue generated loops and minimalist drone, The Fractal Skulls weave subtly evolving patterns of hypnotic sound to produce kosmische music that transcends the sum of its deceptively simple parts. The man behind the Skulls is 24 year old High Wycombe based Chris Smith, a studio engineer by day, whose recorded work first emerged on a brace of limited edition cassette/CD-R releases in 2010-11.
Drawing influences from the classic Krautrock of Cluster and Harmonia, as well dub pioneers like King Tubby, The Fractal Skulls also bear obvious comparison to some of the more recent artists who have done so much to put analogue electronics back at the top of the agenda – names like Oneohtrix Point Never and Peaking Lights inevitably spring to mind.
Chris is currently hard at work on his debut full length opus, which is scheduled for release on Subexotic in 2012. We’re very excited about how the album is taking shape – it will be Subexotic’s first vinyl output, and plans for limited edition artwork to accompany early copies mean this is going to be something extra special. We hope to be able to announce details of some live appearances nearer the release date as well.
Find out more about The Fractal Skulls.
Blank Disco’s track ‘Where are they now?’ was played on BBC Radio 3’s iconic genre transcending show Late Junction, presented by Max Reinhardt.
“somnambulant tempo and seductive tune” -Max Reinhardt on ‘Where are they now?’
Blank Disco marked the end of 2011 with a live performance in Camden, London, which included a preview of some new material due out in 2012.
We are delighted to announce that Blank Disco’s track “Where are they now?” has been featured as the opening track on the prestigious Wire Tapper CD – November 2011 edition of The Wire.
To celebrate this, Martyn Gibson (Sunfish.Tv) and Dan Seville have produced an accompanying music video, originally constructed in 24 hours with a blend of low resolution stop-motion photography and HD video.
Subexotic have entered the world of e-commerce, with our new online store now up and running. We’ll be making all Subexotic releases available in physical and digital formats through the store, in addition to a growing range of stylish T-shirts, so don’t forget to keep an eye out for new products.
Blank Disco’s ‘From Zero’ is released on Cargo and Believe Digital. The new release has been hailed as ‘Thing of the Day’ by the cult voice of music, art and underculture The Organ:
BLANK DISCO – From Zero (Sub Exotic) – Soothingly organic feel to this machine driven electronic music; instrumental repetitiveness of a quietly glowing, positive nature. Blank Disco is the name London electronic artist Dan Seville is currently operating under. From Zero is a slowly evolving, subtle piece of work – bright, tingly, alive, refreshing…
Nothing that ground breaking, nothing that far away from a lot of current instrumental electronica, yet somehow just a little bit better than most. Just gently enjoyable, colourfully good; imaginative, unobvious, satisfying machine-driven goodness… sometimes that’s more than enough.
From Zero, the new album from Blank Disco, is out on June 13th
We can now confirm that the official release date for From Zero by Blank Disco will be 13th June 2011. Stay tuned for more information about Blank Disco live dates.