Nathan Fake extends his brand of eccentric, closely crafted electronica on his first solo outing since 2012, and we’ve got the full stream below.
The five-track Glaive EP is hewn from humble tools, with the Norfolk producer limiting himself to a millennium-era copy of Cubase 5 and a Roland SH-09.
“I’ve always been totally turned off by the idea of owning expensive, high-end equipment. I just want to go on stage with a Dell laptop running Windows 95,” he explains, adding that he “loved the idea of using quite ‘crap’ sounds and putting them in the context of a proper track.”
Once he’d created his sounds, he then recorded the tracks on-the-fly in a similar setup to his live performance. For future live shows, he plans to make the tracks sound different again, by redrawing synth parts or creating new beats.
Stream Glaive below and grab it on February 16. The EP is the second release on Fake’s new label Cambria Instruments following ‘Black Drift’/‘Bismuth’, a split 12″ with label co-owner and fellow Border Community cohort Wesley Matsell.
Back in 2012 Fake put together a FACT mix to mark the release of his Steam Days album.