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.
buy / listen FEBRUARY 2015
"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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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" 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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All began in the beginning of the 1980's, when I was almost a child, by the discovery of electronic music, keyboards, synthesizers, drum boxes and other electronic music instruments… I was really fascinated by all this technology and the marvelous sounds this could create...
In 1984, I owned one of these little family computers you could find in the beginning of the 80's. My first experiments in electronic music were starting at this time. This computer made shitty 8 bits sounds, but there was such a texture that it was a unique great sound!
I did not make something interesting music on this machine; I started composing real tracks on a more evolutive machine, an Atari computer. It was really a weak machine compared to our powerful computers, but it was just enough to merge chip sounds and small samples! It was in 1988 and the music I listened to at this time was new wave, acid and Detroit house music, and I composed rhythmic tracks full of bleeps and sid sounds...
Some years later, I bought a real synthesizer, a four tracks tape recorder and a multi effect and started to make experimental and industrial music, with a lot of my old acid and electronic new wave influence, to create in 1995 an industrial music project called LITH. This project really worked and became a rather famous band in the industrial scene. LITH story goes on today.
The first ideas about EKS.CENTER came in 2003, when SHIZUKA (a guy playing at this time in a musician collective I used to work with) and I tried to make a parallel project in an electronic, glitch and IDM style. We did not have had the time, but the idea did not disappear.
A little bit more than ten years after the beginning of LITH, I wanted to create something lighter and melodic, and logically I took the way taken before with Shizuka: EKS.CENTER was really born in 2008, result of a few years of sound experiments, musical discoveries and a deep desire of renewal, far from the ideologies and antispecists, antivivisectionists, and ecologists concerns of LITH.
Dissociating from power noise and industrial style, I produce with EKS.CENTER a melodic and rhythmic music, emerging from various influences, from electronica, IDM, glitch, chip tune, drum'n bass to hip-hop, eighties new wave, krautrock music, finding inspiration in everyday life, feelings, Japanese films, contemporary art and architecture...