Sounds Like: Dead Voices on Air, Coil, Scanner, Nurse with Wound, Rob Angus
Label: Woodman Recordings & Castledrum Records, Relieved.ReC
Manager: Tracey Lee-Matthews, PANGAEA'S PEOPLE (Global Arts Network)
EKM, which features Ed Matthews (beats, loops, keys) and his son, Kevin (KORG Kaosillator and Kaos Pad), is a new side-project from London, Ontario electronic artist, Noise Level.
The goal of EKM is to return to the darker, more textured music that was once a staple of early Noise Level demo rec...See Full Bio
“This latest collaboration between electronic conceptualist Edward Matthews and son Kevin constitutes a streamlining of EKM’s sometimes unsettling but always intriguing amalgam of glacial pastorality and moments of vague unease. There’s a more sophisticated feel to the proceedings here, both in the way sound is being manipulated and presented and the fact that these compositions are so much more than just groupings of loops, beats and synth/software presets. A pertinent example is ‘The Man Who Loved Flowers (Main Theme),’ a beautifully hazy harkening back to classic Bill Laswell or Traffic in their John Barleycorn Must Die era. Within the sound resides much emotion, and it’s that all too human aspect of things that raises A Measured Response above the merely futuristic or artistically clever. – Rod Nicholson Performance: A/Production: B+ ”
Ask EKM anything...
Q: We are The Gnomes... and we're also really diggin the snazzy projections & back-drop images in your pics ... do you make all those too ?
A: Actually, it's a mixture of original footage and royalty-free digital film loops available from Video Blocks. Well worth the money; tons and tons of clips to choose from.
Asked by BINARY GNOME. Answered on Mon Jul 14 2014All Questions