Eis Heauton

by Driftmachine

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Pro-dubbed on chrome tape. Packaged on cardboard box 100% recycled, silkscreen printed. Includes insert and download code. Limited edition of 120 hand numbered copies. (80 copies for distro and stores, 40 for merchtable).

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Berlin electronic duo Driftmachine's new tape is called 'Eis Heauton' – a Greek term for being in 'a conversation with oneself'. This reference highlights the fact that Driftmachine is not composing music in a classical sense here, as they did on their debut album 'Nocturnes’(Umor Rex 065).

Instead, three of the four tracks have been developed from so-called self-generating patches: the duo of Florian Zimmer (Saroos) and Andreas Gerth (Tied & Tickled Trio) were only framing technical parameters and subsequently let their modular system talk in its very own musical language. The self-generating patches recorded here can be understood as a transcript of those machine-produced monologues, as well as artistic research By evoking a ghostly presence of modular synthesis, the duo find traces of individuality inside their machines. 'Eis Heauton' exhibits a strange and haunting musical cosmos, a signature that is always present within Driftmachine's live shows.

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released January 27, 2015

All songs written & produced by Driftmachine
(Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer)
Recorded in Berlin.
Design by Daniel Castrejon

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