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mobile colors

mobile colors

CD-R, Digital (MP3/Flac) . sinik dpt 2013

EKS.CENTER is back with MOBILE COLORS, a four tracks production which bring us in a full colored trip, an urban travel seen through the eyes of a child of the beginning of the 80s.

With this new EP, EKS.CENTER widens its musical horizon and explores the way of vintage electronic music in a fully contemporary manneer, melting early electrobotic instrumental hip hop music, new wave sounds, chiptune music, wobble basses and complex glith and IDM music rythms.

This new kind of sound announces the forthcoming release of the next EKS.CENTER's album.

 

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red blossoms

CD-R, Digital (MP3/Flac) . sinik dpt 2013

red blossoms

 

"Red Blossoms" is the second album and first EKS.CENTER's LP . Exploring electronic spheres, brushing against the border of glitch and IDM music, EKS.CENTER take us on a journey through the world, a daydream, altered and sometimes idyllic, a resolutely urban travel.

available in full colour digifile CD-r pack or digital.

 

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live at angstprod party #2

Digital (MP3/Flac) . angstprod - 2011

live at angstprod party#2

 

This album has been recorded at angstprod party#2, on june 11th 2011 at BT59 club, near Bordeaux (France)

 

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grey morning (EP)

Digital (MP3/Flac) . angstprod - 2010

grey morning

 

"Grey Morning" is a urban story of a week, a trip through everydays life, beginning by a sad and grey monday morning, followed by a tiring, monotone and sleepy week of work, finishing by an explosion of life and light, synthetic pleasure, and a so hard and amnesiac sunday morning...

initially released on angstprod netlabs in 2010, new edition by sinik dpt in 2013

 

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biography

Launched in 2008, EKS.CENTER is a one-man project creating melodic and rhythmic electronic music on the edges of Kraftwerk and Aphex Twin, influenced by IDM, bass music, New Wave and Detroit techno while drawing inspiration from urban culture, cinema, art, technological progress, etc.

The story begins at the very start of the eighties in the East of France, bordered by Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, in a town surrounded by a vast industrial valley. While still a child, David Vallée discovers electronic music, feeding on sounds and early music videos primarily springing from the UK, Germany or the USA.

He first starts experimenting with electronic music in 1984, producing a limited number of melodies based on frightful sound snippets. In 1988, more elaborate compositions take form. Immersed at the time in New Wave and acid and house music from Detroit, David creates rhythmic tracks mixing bleeps and microchip sounds.

A few years later he steps into the realm of rhythmic and industrial experimental music, suffusing it with his own electronic influences to finally launch in 1996 a new project called LITH. The project gains worldwide recognition among the circle of influence of the electronic music scene and is still going to this day.

Some ten years following the start of LITH, having left his native region, David veers towards lighter, more melodic sounds. Arising in 2008, EKS.CENTER is the result of these years of musical experimentation and discoveries, brought on by a profound desire for renewal.

In 2010 the Bordeaux netlabel ANGSTPROD Netlabs releases the project's first official LP Grey Morning in digital format, which then made it possible for EKS.CENTER to appear on stage alongside RICHARD DEVINE, SUBJEX, FRACTIONAL, DEEWORK and SINDRI.

2013 sees the consolidation of EKS.CENTER's sound and esthetics with the release of the Red Blossoms album. In the Mobile Colors EP, which came out early 2015, EKS.CENTER sheds its drum'n bass influences for sounds closer to the late seventies/early eighties electronic music scene, developping visuals revisiting the colours and moods of the period through Polaroid-like photographic collages and 70's and 80's original images, while creating a universe which is a subtle mix of modern and vintage, digital and analog, blending the present with memories of a carefree era.

bio sheet . french english

technical sheet . french english

videos

mobile colors (taken from mobile colors ep)

mobile colors

red blossoms teaser

red blossoms teaser

angstprod party #2

angstprod party #2

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