BleeD Music presents:
PAN label showcase
SND formed in Sheffield, UK, in 1998 by Mark Fell and Mat Steel. Three critically acclaimed albums for Mille Plateaux alongside the continuing series on their own label put SND at the forefront of new digital minimalism, pioneering a sound that always influenced but also resisted the so called 'clicks and cuts' movement that built up around them. After their third album â€” Tender Love â€” for Mille Plateaux in 2002, SND became disillusioned with the recording treadmill and proliferation of the genre they seemed to inhabit, and turned to other projects; solo work, curating events and installations, the occasional contribution to compilations, an album for Raster Noton from side project 'Blir', remix work for the likes of Ryuichi Sakamoto, and sound design for fellow Sheffielders The Designers Republic. During this time they also honed their impressive live performance through extensive touring of Japan, America, and Europe (most notably with Autechre), and one off shows at major festivals and venues around the world. Experiencing an SND performance can be alienating, engaging, dynamic, and unforgiving; each event a unique exploration of the relationship between performer, audience, software and context. Snd continued an active year with another European tour supporting Autechre, a reworking of Billie Jean for the 'Recovery' box set on Fractured Records, a major feature in the Wire magazine, a tour of Japan and the recording of another album. Their latest release was a split album with NHK on PAN.
Born in Osaka, Kouhei Matsunaga is a musician and an illustrator. He grew up listening to hardcore-techno and hip hop, studied architecture and has been mainly making music since 1992. Under many different aliases (NHK, NHKyx, Internet Magic, Koyxen) he has released numerous albums on labels such as Skam Records, Wordsound, Raster Noton and his first ever album "Upside Down" on Mille Plateaux in 1998. He has also collaborated with artists like Merzbow, Jungle Brothers' Sensational, Autechre's Sean Booth, Mika Vainio, Conrad Schnitzler, Anti Pop Consorium's High Priest, Puppetmastaz crew, Asmus Tietchens, Ralf 'RLW' Wehowsky and so on. His own label Flying Swimming was founded in 2002 with the main purpose being to publish and curate events of experimental contemporary music and art. He will present his recent PAN release 'Dance Classics Vol.I' which documents his more dance oriented material, as seen from his sets with Sensational and his other techno project NHK.
Solo moniker of Berlin-based performer/musician Steven Warwick, also known as one half of the duo Birds of Delay. Heatsick uses various instruments including voice, keyboard and percussion to create saturated washes of tone, floating and disintegrating entropic loops, while also using deliberately broken continuity as a playful, live conceptual gesture. The project is focused on repetition as a means of creating abstraction, improvising with organic variations of a theme, yet embracing the artificial to facilitate a psychedelic mindshift. The music references a palette of sources from Musique Concrete and Psychedelia, through to the early Chicago House mix tapes, creating a unique and compelling sound. His new Ep titled 'Deviation' will be out on PAN this June, following up his full length record 'Intersex'.
JAR MOFF (GR)
Visual and audio collagist Jar Moff comes to us as a force from Athens, Greece. Jar collects found sounds; using 80s Greek sci-fi, horror, second hand vinyls, video tape cut-ups, avant-garde samples and various internet sources, to create a spaced plunderphonic hyperreality. With a brilliant DIY feeling he explores new sonic treatments of found free-jazz, synth/kraut/space, SFX, and film soundtrack through a maturing lens. He has previously contributed tracks to and released for RVNG & Living labels, while his first full length Lp 'Commercial Mouth' comes out on PAN this summer.
dj CASPER C (UK)
dj OLI FAY (UK)