On top of contributing a mix to our partner radio show Newtype Rhythms, we asked Species of Fishes to have a chat, talking about how the reissue of their 1996 album 'Trip Trap' came about, the story behind the beginnings of the project and where they see the landscape of electronic music today.
To enter the intricate skeins of textured envelopes and tangled polyrhythmic drumwork of Burnt Friedman's sound imaginarium is to abandon yourself to a one-off, mind-expanding experience. Eerie and majestic, this new EP from the German master on Marionette is yet another stunningly immersive piece to a kaleidoscopic puzzle of a catalogue.
Having recently guested on R&S offshoot Apollo, a home for more esoteric electronic wares than its raw and upfront parent, the label and Sebastian Mullaert decided to pull back the curtain on the creative process behind the final release. What this transpires to is a hidden archive of alternative takes and warm ups, about as far from a laborious mouse click exercise in front of a DAW as you can get.