Warp is a pioneering independent British record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the more enduring artists in electronic music. Founded by the late Rob Michell and Steve Beckett after years of managing the FON record shop, alongside record producer Robert Gordon. Warp are responsible to the rise of many legendary figures in the electronic music world such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Broadcast, Clark, Squarepusher and Plaid. The label continues to expand it’s horizons by working closely with artists outside the world of Electronica. Signing experimental acts that are often noticed for pushing musical boundaries.
As baffling as it is brilliant, Garden of Delete is much like life itself: schizophrenic, beautiful, terrifying, fun, brutal and not necessarily easy to understand. And that’s what makes it such an excellent listen.
A warm and intimate collection that is a worthy follow up to Syro, the timbre of the instruments matching the faintly captured fragments of home life in the background; barking dogs and the colourful chatter of children.
Warp Records have just announced that Aphex Twin will release a new 13 track ‘Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP’ on 23rd January 2015, available in 140g vinyl as well as CD and digital formats.
We’ve selected a compendium of 2014’s best music videos, from delicate and hypnotic visuals to dark atmospheres, the videos we’ve selected give you a glimpse of the large range of audio-visual combinations we had the fortune to watch this year.
Clark talks about his 4 month long album writing process in a barn near Lincolnshire, acquiring re-edits from Marcel Dettmann and Pariah, working with Vincent Oliver on ‘Superscope’, incorporating contemporary dance into his live shows and how he thinks his music has progressed over the years.