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Samuel Kerridge’s music pushes sonic boundaries release upon release. Using his 2012 Horizontal Ground release as a starting point, a four-tracker of cold, misty, ominous ambience, the British producer has come a very long way in four years.
It was Regis who spotted the producer’s talents from the off, making Downwards Kerridge’s home for two out of his three albums. Perhaps being picked up by such an innovative, iconic label allowed him to quickly develop his sonic palette, and express himself truly through his production. His now dense, complex music challenges your auditory senses from the off. You can either submit to it and feel its depth of emotion, or quite easily run away from scared at the start.
A unique blend of techno, industrial noise and cold ambience come together on Kerridge’s records to paint a picture of machine-laden soundscapes, and his latest EP for Downwards continues boldly in this realm. The Silence Between Us is a three-track 12″ of intergalactic machine-led war. The opener, ‘Possession/Control’ is a frightening concoction of rapid rolling percussion, alien growls and short arpeggiated motifs. ‘Ascension’ is round 2; and the EP closes with ‘Radical Possibilities Of Pleasure’, a baron landscape with fighting attempts from the industrial sounds to return to the forefront.
In celebration of this latest release, another categorically undefinable EP from Samuel Kerridge, we invited him in to share some of his favourite recent sounds. Listen below, and purchase The Silence Between Us here.