Nonclassical bringen in den nächsten Tagen eine neue EP von dem englischen Instrumentenbauer und Electronica-Spezialisten Tom Richards heraus. Das Material entstand live in Richards’ Heimstudio während der Quarantäne der letzten Monate und holt aus selbst gebautem oder modifiziertem Equipment den tanzbarsten Groove heraus. Dabei macht Heavier Sideways aber auch keinen Hehl aus zahlreichen musikalischen Einflüssen wie dem der Musique concrète. Die EP ist das erste Release seit der vor drei Jahren erschienenen LP Pink Nothing.
“Tom Richards is an artist, musician, DJ, researcher and instrument designer working in London UK. He creates hardware based electronic music using instruments designed and built by himself. He also reimagined and constructed Daphne Oram’s unfinished ‘Mini Oramics’ graphic sound synthesiser system. Since graduating with an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004, he has built a practice using electronics, sound and film. He has exhibited and performed widely in the UK, as well as internationally in the US, Germany, Sweden and Japan. [...] He is currently studying between Goldsmiths and the Science Museum for a practice led PhD on the life and work of Daphne Oram: electronic music pioneer, and founder member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
His music has been described as ‘ritualistic post techno’ and takes influence from sources as diverse as minimalism, rave, polyrhythmic drumchoir music, industrial noise, and early electronic music technologies. His music is always live and always improvised”. (Nonclassical)