Kane Ikin appears on Echovolt
The Athens-based label signs up a six-track mini-album from the Australian artist called Sensory Memory.
Even though experimental Australian producer Kane Ikin has a solid discography behind him in the lead up to this year, 2016 will perhaps be seen as his breakthrough. Ikin made a connection with Kesh Recordings through a collaboration with David Wenngren in 2012, while Taylor Deupree’s 12k label that same year presented the Melbourne-based artist with his debut album, Sublunar, a 16-track CD release of sombre, pulse heavy frequencies with few tracks exceeding four minutes. Melbourne label This Thing Records & Tapes added a further three releases to his name in 2014, with the music on Warehouses making the physical grade via cassette, while last year he was cherry picked by the headhunting Blowing Up The Workshop for an exclusive and much recommended Sync/Textile mix.
For his review of Ikin’s album on Type this year, Oli Warwick wrote, “While we may be living in a time of plenty for experimental music, it’s easy to forget in the surge of snarling overtones and lo-fi charms what wonders can be communicated through truly pristine production.” Following this, Ikin’s singular style again this year manifested itself in a five-track EP on Latency called Basalt Crush, and he’s due to make waves over in Greece with a forthcoming release on Echovolt Records.
A label generally associated with modified slant on house and techno sounds thanks to records by the likes of Legowelt, Steve Summers and Entro Senestre, as well as the odd reissue of some Chicago classics, Echovolt’s planned series of mini-albums has opened them up to more experimental fare. Messages From A Better Destiny from the Templeyard Studios pairing of Berlin-based Greek artists Miltiades and Goolyk set the tone for the series earlier this year, and now Kane Ikin is scheduled for the next release. Due out in early October. the six-track Sensory Memory sees Ikin presenting Echovolt with an overtly experimental and beaty release and can be previewed below.
Echovolt Records will release Sensory Memory by Kane Ikin in early-October.
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B3. VGA Tracer
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