After dabbling in various projects for a couple of years – most notably curating the Out Of Sight podcast and Live In My Room film series, France-born, Berlin-based Willis Anne finally broke through last year with a pair of convincing solo releases on tape and vinyl, gracing the grooves of rising Russian outlet Isaiah Tapes and his own LAN imprint.
In the wake of the excellent ‘Undergrounder‘ EP, Willis is back with his second twelve ‘Mass Confusion‘, a proper mind-altering trip inspired by Nate Harrison’s enlightening reading of the contemporary era’s technologic shambles:
“Today, we have computer software consisting of representations of a three dimensional interface on a two dimensional screen, being controlled by a third party hardware, emulating the sound of machines built twenty years ago, which were themselves built emulating the sound of a machine built thirty years before yet.”
On the lead-track – which you can stream in full below, Willis interlinks mazy circuits of fractured electronics, pulsating drums and a bevy of fast-hitting hats and claps tugged forward by one hell of a curvy bass surf. Not quite your regular tech’y-house shuffler, this one rides its own lane with Detroit in the rearview.
Mass Confusion EP is released via Land Of Dance on 26th September, pre-order a vinyl copy from Juno.
A2. Mass Confusion
A4. The After Show
B2. Eli Copter (Skit)