We have to confess to feeling mighty chuffed about making it onto this list, not least because of the luminaries we seem to be holding company with. Thanks to John Twells and Joe Muggs, also for reminding us of a ton of stuff we need to dig out of our respective crates to listen to!
“Isan are one of those quiet acts, not one of the first most people would name, but whose sounds were actually kind of ubiquitous back in the day. Like Plone, the Essex duo were on the hairslides-and-satchels indietronica side of things, aligned with bands like Piano Magic, Seefeel and The Notwist more than with Aphex and Squarepusher – but the rippling loveliness of their tracks has a very special kind of bedroom-Eno high-tech tranquility. They’re still going, and were even seen remixing Clouds on Deep Medi back in 2010.”
And yes, we are definitely still going!
We’re happy and proud to contribute a track to this new compilation on Home Normal. Celebrating their fifth birthday and raising money for a some good causes at the same time with some lovely tunes, what’s not to like?
Undervolt & Co. is the first label for experimental video artists – a bold idea to find a new way to get exposure and long-term representation for their artists… they are breaking really exciting new ground.
Our friend Cris Cichocki made the video for Candidate on our Descette EP – and this is featured amongst other works on his Liquid Static release launched in January this year. Check out the trailer below and support if you can – thank you!
Just before Christmas, we had a cosy Skype with Cesar Contreras at Pencil vs Pixel. Follow the link to hear (or see below, if you must) us discussing the nature of inspiration and the up- and downsides to remote working.
Big thanks to Cesar for being such a genial host.
ISAN – Pencil vs Pixel from Pencil vs Pixel-Cesar Contreras on Vimeo.
Robin has always seemed to have much broader vision, imagination and sonic embroidery skills than I could ever muster – so while he’s waiting for me to finish fiddling with whatever we have been working on, he writes and records not one, but now two wonderful solo albums – the first on Static Caravan, and now the truly lovely ‘Public Flowers‘ on Second Language.
It’s magic stuff – detailed and subtle and natural in all measures – shakes and plucks and recordings and taps and plings – all finely sorted and graded and arranged for our listening pleasure… please enjoy!