Brian Case (Disappears, Bambi Kino Duo…) is releasing his debut solo album, Tense Nature, which sees him focus his work on space, minimalism and repetition.
The songs are all built around the idea of tape loops or lock grooves, working with snippets and phrases of sound. Brian sampled guitar or small drum loops before cutting them randomly. The sequences and their imperfect nature were then reworked into a sort of momentum, built using Case’s own perception of the new fragments.
The result of his experiment is 12 primarily electronic, abstract, visceral, ambient tracks. They depict a dark environment, an uncanny landscape with its own contained world.
released June 27, 2016
Cat #: HITD 029
Written, recorded and produced by Brian Case
Mastered by Jeremy Lemos
Mastercut by Rashad Becker
Artwork by Alexander Stewart
Mondkopf's punishing and thrilling techno-grind project. But it doesn't sound like you think it would! Entrancing melodies, coupled to hard-hitting beats. Intense contrasts and emotions. Not many things like it! la_porte
A space rock take on the Alice Coltrane jazz masterpiece Journey Into Satchidananda borders on sacrilege so it's a damn good job it's as excellent as it is. The other tracks compliment it nicely but there's little doubt that it's the main draw. definitely worth forking out for this album in my opinion. Sean Thomas
The no-wave titan/experimental composer and one of the most inventive groups to come out of '90s indie rock make delightfully cacophonous collaborations together. Bandcamp Album of the Day Nov 30, 2016