Fishermen get the remix treatment
Tracks from the nautically inclined Swedish pair’s LP for Skudge White have been reworked by Steve Bicknell, Cut Hands, Florian Kupfer and Ulwhednar.
Having run Andreas Tilliander close in the annual Busiest Swede in Techno award last year, Martin Skogehall is first off the tracks in 2015 with news of some Fishermen-related music forthcoming from the Skudge camp. The maritime project from Skogehall and fellow Fisherman Thomas Jadelmark was last spotted inaugurating the intriguing conceptual label Swedish Electronic Liberation Front, but their real roots lie with Elias Landberg’s Skudge empire. The project was born back in 2012 with a self-titled 12″ on Skudge White, whose murky brand of slower techno set the tone for what would follow on the 2013 Fishermen LP Patterns And Paths.
The first Skudge Records release of 2015 sees material from that album opened up to reinterpretation by a venerated cast of Jadelmark and Skogehall’s techno contemporaries on a 12″ due in early March. Chief among them is Steve Bicknell, a lynchpin of UK techno as co-founder of both the LOST night and the recently relaunched Cosmic Records alongside Sheree Rashit. Bicknell remixes “Dyspnea” from Patterns And Paths and features alongside industrial agitator William ‘Cut Hands’ Bennett, L.I.E.S. artist Florian Kupfer and Ulwhednar, the collaborative project of Northern Electronics pair Abdulla Rashim and Varg. Skudge fans should also look out for a forthcoming debut album from DJ October – check the Fabric blog for some insight into how that may sound.
Skudge White will release Fishermen Remixed by Fishermen in early March.
A1. Serpents (Cut Hands Remix)
A2. Serpents (Florian Kupfer Remix)
B1. Dyspnea (Steve Bicknell Remix)
B2. Sunken Mosque (Ulwhednar’s Airokala Remix)