Former Sandwell and techno mainstay Yves De Mey has announced his next album. Drawn With Shadow Pens is out early next year on Spectrum Spools and is a collection of tracks recorded in single takes. As Coded Matters points out, De Mey recently premiered the Shadow Pens material live at Unsound. For a taste of what’s to come you can listen to ‘Adamence’ below which lays a steady pulse over increasingly anxious drills and drones.
Complete your Yves De Mey collection. You hear the term "Experimental" thrown at a lot of stuff, but this is the real deal. This is one relentless record that won't stop delivering new information on each listen.
RA 's Ian Maleney described the last Yves De Mey album, 2016's Drawn With Shadow Pens, as catching the attention by "refusing to follow a fixed path that might do the work of listening for yo. On its followup, the Belgian producer refines this technique further. That track is the album's peak. Wearing Off" dissolves its skittish energy back into the halting rhythms found elsewhere on the album. It's as if the adrenaline has worn off and we're hearing the last spasms of an overtaxed nervous system. In which case closer "Contrary Unto Them" is the body shutting down completely-though De Mey can't resist ending it with a dramatic noise whoosh. Sometimes it's good to be kept guessing. Published, Sat, 10 Feb 2018.
On his first album for Spectrum Spools, acclaimed synthesist and sound-designer Yves de Mey presents a collection of live recordings that he initially captured in mono, all in a single take. The album permits the Belgian producer to demonstrate instrumental mastery alongside an ability to fine-tune his work using improvisation to create moments of tension, beauty, and frustration within the trappings of his craft. The ensuing tracks are bold and detailed. It’s during these moments when de Mey is able to truly shine, giving Drawing with Shadow Pens a fresh lease on life and showcasing an artist brimming with promise. 01. Prelament 02. Adamance 03.
Listen free to Yves De Mey – Drawn With Shadow Pens (Prelament, Adamance and more). Drawn With Shadow Pens" is the new album by Antwerp based synthesist and sound-sculptor Yves De Mey. With previous outings on Opal Tapes, his own Archives Intérieures imprint with Sendai partner Peter Van Hoesen, and the now defunct Sandwell District, "Drawn With Shadow Pens" is the next offering in the . Rarely is a gifted musician afforded the luxury of also being an incredible engineer, and this new album is a testament to these talents.
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By Yves De Mey. 2016, 9 songs. Listen to Drawn with Shadow Pens in full in the this site app. Play on this site. 2016 Spectrum Spools.