Forest of Sound present:
Friday: 06/06/2008 @ The Packhorse, Leeds. Doors 8pm, £5.
Operating under various pseudonyms (as half of the brilliant Mountains and all of Aero), Koen is no stranger to producing beautiful music. Under his own name, expect no different - layers of warm organic noise and found sound combine to make pieces that are both gorgeously minimalistic and endelessly deep. He's making the trip over from New York to celebrate the launch of his new album on Type records, and you'd be a fool to miss him!
"Things slowly develop into a shimmering drone, albeit one that is carefully assembled in a way that allows all elements to shine - unabashed melodicism mingles with more experimental composition techniques without either element managing to dominate... impeccably crafted, often gorgeous tunes that appease quickly in their overt melodicism, and yet contain layer upon layer of studious detail that reveals itself only after multiple listens." - Dusted
Gorgeously organic music that washes over you and through you - the best of all ambient music understands the importance of holding back, of understatement, of beauty - Pausal acheive this, and more. Stunning stuff for a night of pure sonic bliss.
"The pieces individually move from near-silence through a creaky murmur through an enveloping warmth that grows and grows... if you close your eyes — and this is the sort of music that makes you want to close your eyes — you might mistake it for some pastoral moment in Debussy" - disquiet.com
Forest of Sound's favourite one man laptop genius comes back to regail us with his excellent and deeply inventive brand of electronica. There's a reason that he's so energetic in his performance - his music is brilliant. Simple. As.
"randomNumber creates a mesh of emotive, brooding harmonies drawn and quartered by complex, beat-heavy rhythms. It's digital music with a human heart at its centre. Robson’s hyperactive beat mechanics and alchemical sound manipulations are bound together with a keen sense of melody shaped by his many years of playing in the Leeds alternative music scene, most notably as drummer for Hood (which culminated with their release Home Is Where It Hurts)." - last fm