TERR101: HAVE DEMONS - "FIRE CONSUMES THIN AIR" EP out on Netlabel Day, July 14th!
There’s a point at which everything returns to where it started. Whether it be a first trip across the planet, the inspiration of a timeless and nearly faceless album of simple beat/bass/drone/drift, or programming beats with whatever electronic boxes could be found, the team behind HAVE DEMONS have dialed it backwards. A first salvo fired together is on offer, deriving from the origin point of their electronic composition collective consciousness. Submerged, Luke Lund and nem0 are the team in question here, and the HAVE DEMONS project began on a whim and yielded the most serious return to dark hop with their "Fire Consumes Thin Air" EP.
Portland’s Submerged, the originator of the legendary Ohm Resistance, alongside You Will Choose Fire bandmate, Montana beat maven and synth programmer nem0, collided with Luke Lund, the progenitor behind Finland’s Terranean net label, and managed to connect all the dots between them and fuse together four stylish tracks of heavy-slab beat-work. HAVE DEMONS is a cross cultural electronic production team, from the Northwest Coast of the USA to Southwest Finland, constructing the most isolationist, bass heavy, non-conforming beat structures in the current decade. And it all harkens back to an era when all 3 began consuming and composing a style nearly lost to the ages: dark hop.
For fans of Scorn, Mothboy, NOS, Hednod, WordSound, OCOSI, Horchata, these are not simply derivative pastiches of a forgotten time. "Fire Consumes Thin Air" answers the question most of us have never asked - what if the dark hop era had continued to the present day? These four pieces give us a glimmer of an answer, new hope for the future, and the desire for more.
"These dark and heavy audio slabs are wonderfully crafted and amazing to listen to through a healthy sound system (nay, essential to)." - Midlands Metalheads
"'Get Out' is a brilliant closer, a standout track if I ever heard one, which is truly punishing. This madness only makes you want to replay the EP again and again and again." - WOUND
"...Brings us back to somewhat forgotten sounds, to a time when sounds were made using any electronic boxes could be found. All have a great interest for the analogue or hybrid design, which gives us this groovy, dark and dirty sexy sound today." - Last Day Deaf
released July 14, 2017
Submerged: synthesizer, turntable, bass guitar, dombura
Luke Lund: beats, samples, live dub FX
nem0: synthesizer, drum machine, shortwave radio
Arranged by Submerged at Red Site I.
Additional arrangement by Luke Lund.
Mixing, mastering and graphic design by Luke Lund at Solace.
Non-profit digital label of Luke Lund. Est 2010, Terranean works as an output for Luke's spontaneous experiments and improvs
whereas Birthdeath (est. 2015) is a melting pot for written and more thought-out work under a different project name, for physical formats. Doors are open to independent artists for help with mastering, artwork and distributing work with no cost or monetary profit!...more