John Cohen aka Dead Fader first arrived on the label in 2016, with It Works 1 - a brace of warping, high energy electronic music compositions that while largely unclassifiable in genre, maintain a gloriously vibrant, emotive sensibility that owes much to early IDM excursions, and the more abstract tenets of the Krautrock genre. That said - the artist cites anything from Kanye West to Bach and back again as informing the decidedly experimental and potentially confounding work - and his latest offering for the Milan based label continues to riff on this open ended mesh of influence to great effect.
The new LP, Jenny 153, runs out across nine tracks and operates at the fertile juncture between Classical and Club Music compositional structures, and examines the crossover points between the two disciplines. According to the artist, the work deals with themes of acceptance and an “opening up” emotionally - and a palpable sense of catharsis runs deep through the recordings. Colourful and undeniably cohesive, in spite of it’s rhythmic complexity - the recordings present a vital snapshot of the potential space that exists on the periphery of the dance music genre.
released December 1, 2017
Written & produced by John Cohen.
Published by Copyright Control.
Mastering by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle.
Photos by John Cohen.
Artwork by Atilla Fidan.
Dead Fader has been one of my favorite artists since hearing Blood Forest and Scorched last year, and he continues to deliver some emotional, unique atmospheres on Glass Underworld. This time around though, it's spooky as FUCK. DylByl