Photo by Josephine Pryde
Berlin-based expatriate Steven Warwick aka Heatsick, who last year released one of 2011's most inventive left-field dance LPs with Intersex, is dropping a new 12” on May 29. Intersex managed the difficult feat of balancing a polymorphous interest in the way electronic music acts on the body and can lead to new ways of being in one's body, with the kind of cerebral approach to sound that bespoke a practitioner well-versed in the full spectrum of electronic music from Detroit techno to avant-garde composition; and all of this with virtually no trace of the retro-nostalgic sensibilities that characterises the American dance underground Heatsick has often been paired with – like 100% Silk, et al. “Stars Down to Earth” exhibits an expanded conceptual palette, and with a distinctly polyphonic rhythmic approach and yearning vocal samples, again finds that sweet spot between kineticism and interlocking repetitive grooves. (via Rose Quartz)
The Déviation 12” is out on PAN on May 29.