Stream Karen Gwyer's "weighty" New Roof EP for No Pain in Pop

Electronic experimenter unveils her New Roof

The new EP from Michigan-born, London-based artist Karen Gwyer arrives this week on No Pain In Pop, the label that released her excellent Needs Continuum LP last year.

Billed as “more mechanistic and weighty” than that album, the techno-focused ‘New Roof’ comprises three tracks, two of which – ‘Lay Claim To My Grub’ and the awkwardly titled ‘Missisissipippi’ – top out at over 16 minutes each. The former sees Gwyer in proper combat mode, laying slabs of synth over choppy, stuttering drums, while the latter is a moodier, darker cut. Sandwiched in between is the organ-based interlude ‘Nail Bars of the Apocalypse’ – another great title.

Stream the EP below courtesy of Dummy.

Also worth checking out is Brooklyn audio-visual artist Torn Hawk’s “suite of deformations” based on Needs Continuum, which he titled Cowboys (For Karen).




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