British leftfield artist Dead Fader returns to Parachute.
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 original material is buoyed by a formidable remix package, featuring Downwards affiliate JK Flesh - who turns in a caustic reinterpretation of FYI; Roly Porter of Vex’d and Tri Angle fame, who takes on Raw Food; and Planet Mu’s Konx-Om-Pax, who’s reimagining of Life Cycle closes out proceedings. It’s an admirable line up, in keeping with the aesthetic concerns of Cohen’s excellent LP - and the chosen artists turn in respectful but wholly personal work - making for an excellent addition to growing Parachute discography.
released November 17, 2017
Written & produced by John Cohen.
Published by Copyright Control.
Mastering by Andreas Kauffelt at Schnittstelle.
Photos by John Cohen.
Artwork by Atilla Fidan.