organic electronica extracts and re-assembles strands of various ambient
and electronic music, creating a stimulating and unique montage of free-flowing
structures, exciting rhythms and evocative sounds, conjuring images and
sound collisions that seem simultaneously strange yet reassuring.
The 14 new recordings on Strata herald
a more improvised approach, reflecting the current live set up, which
blends planned, improvised and accidental inputs. Tracks are structured
around sparks which retain their original intent and energy. Layers of
other atmospheres were then added.
Funkturm began recording in 1996, and is processed, programmed and produced
by Richard Gallon. Originally a studio project, in the last few months
Gallon has been joined by dj and sound manipulator Timothy Evans to enable
Funkturm to perform live. In a performance setting, Funkturm's mesh of
skewed tunes and hypnotic electronic rhythms are re-created and re-configured
using various analogue and digital technologies, turntables and samples.
This duo have created well-received improvised sets at Baggage Reclaim,
The Foundry, and a recent live-to-air radio broadcast on ResonanceFM.
More appearances will follow in the coming months.