awesome return to the form by one of my favourite idm acts. by bringing new elements into play on unstored, eedl manage both to be true to the genre and to revitalize it at the same time.
Favorite track: Vent.
Twelve years have passed since eedl released their masterpiece “Everse” [spa.RK, 2007] and in that time the duo -formed by Miguel Ángel Martínez and Joan Duat- have shied away from the spotlight and stage. Despite this apparent lethargy, their previous two works - "Parallemped EP" [spa.RK, 2003] and the aforementioned "Everse"- provided them with cult national scene status, while raising more than a few eyebrows among European “headz”. Both works continue to sound overwhelmingly modern and undated, an obvious signal that eedl is a special breed of cutting edge electronic music.
Although creatively silent for a number of years they have remained musically active. As well as his career as a product designer, Miguel Ángel has applied his musical experience to the technology sector, and since 2016 has fully immersed himself in “modular”–Winter Modular, Plankton Electronics and Patching Panda–; Meanwhile, Joan, office programmer and classically trained pianist, has found his equilibrium with work and building a family life.
"Unstored" is their long awaited return to the fray and their second studio album. It is comprised of eight songs, some of which have been have been slow cooked since 2002, with others gestating more recently. Maybe such a long hiatus seems excessive, but the meticulousness nature and obsessive love for detail found in "Unstored" more than justifies the wait, which at times felt like a long goodbye. This collection of songs navigates between perfectionist electronica, new generation electro, noisy harmonies, glitch and deconstructed rhythms; a sonic memoire with strong roots in British experimental electronic music -reminiscent of Autechre or Plaid-, another reason in understanding the longing produced by their extended absence.
It is therefore with great honour that in early January 2020, Lapsus will release the new album from the elusive eedl project in a luxury edition format.
released January 20, 2020
Miguel Ángel Martínez.
Mastered by Pedro Viñuela Romero.
Artwork by Basora.
Lapsus Records supports vinyl.
It's Plaid, innit. It's what they do and they do it pretty bloomin' consistently. been here since Black Dog Tower days so Big ups to Ed, Andy and Martin @ Touched for bringing this opium to the masses. da5idh