ISAN (GBR)

Label: Morr Music

Period: Available - please enquire

Listen: https://isan.bandcamp.com/album/glass-bird-movement

ISAN Antony and Robin have a distinct talent for creating complex textured compositions, but without alienating their audience. The duo have been working together for over 2 decades, and the resulting processes are now fairly secure. The duo often uses found sound, tape loops and reflections on life from which to build their evolving compositions, with compliant and intentional coupling of compositional layers.

Relying on technology for much of the creative process, the duo communicate via email, telephone and postcard. Notes are compared and directions assimilated or abandoned, creating the conditions for their sounds to evolve on their own.

Their releases to date have gained them a wide spread fanbase, from psych buddies Slowdive to electronica's elite Plaid, and thus far ever growing accompanied by ad-hoc performances in home label Morr Music's home town Berlin, and farther afield for tour dates in Japan and at Sonar festival.

Their music has always been a trigger for the imagination, as opposed to a reflection of it, and the characters of the pair shine through time and time again across their various releases on Morr Music, involvement with the immensely worthy Touched music initiative, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care and politely resisting classification at every moment.

Press:

Mix for Das Filter: 

http://dasfilter.com/sounds/mix-der-woche-isan-disc-course-on-beauty-exklusiv-verschollene-tracks-von-der-band-selbst-gemixt

Featured in Fact Mag's top 100 IDM tracks: 

http://www.factmag.com/2014/09/22/the-100-greatest-idm-tracks-100-51/72/

Mail: andrew[at]phantom-limb.co.uk (UK, EU)