Limited Edition of 100 Double Sided A2 Lithograph Print & DL
Poster Artwork by Frauke Dannert - www.frauke-dannert.de
Trestle Records are pleased to present the first in a new EP + Print series. The debut comes from Sølyst and Ross Downes with artwork by Frauke Dannert.The collaboration between Sølyst and Downes was achieved via file sharing with each musician commencing two tracks and forwarding those on to be completed by the other.
Sølyst’s augmented percussion drives the tracks, with its familiar metallic punctuation. Contact mic’s adhered to wooden boards and metal containers create a unique pallet of sound. Downes compliments with programmed synths, ambient pads and bit-crushed progressions, occasionally giving way to effected electric guitar. The results are truly collaborative, with the authorship and roles shifting to achieve an articulate singular voice.
There’s a concise, sharp minimalism at play here. A sense of digital tribalism mixed with an industrial, mechanical aesthetic. It’s a curious result, at once human and ‘hand-made’ but via the factory floor and cinema auditorium. A very deliberate sense of setting and atmosphere exemplifies these tracks. Haunting reverbs hang in space beyond the upfront clarity of rhythm and sequenced electro.
Düsseldorf based electronic musician Sølyst (Thomas Klein) is perhaps best known as the drummer for Kreidler. In the past years he has released a number of successful solo records on the respected German label Bureau B.
If krautrock as a movement was about taking organic, instrument-created sounds and building them into angular, avant garde sonic tapestries, then Klein's reinvention of the template simply does the same with digital technology and sounds. – The Skinny
Ross Downes is an artist and musician based in London who is also a co-founder of Trestle Records. His last release, 2016’s Strays met with a warm reception, featuring on BBC 3’s Late Junction.
Layering processed electric guitar, synthesizers, and sequenced beats, Downes creates sometimes eerie, sometimes beautiful instrumentals. - The Big Takeover NY
Frauke Dannert is an artist based in Cologne showing widely in Europe. She works in a variety of media from collage to large scale wall painting and carpet installations. To see more of her work please visit www.frauke-dannert.de
released May 19, 2017