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!