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Demdike Stare

Modern Love / UK

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Record-collecting fanatics Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker began working together in earnest in 2008, emerging from the close-knit circle of producers on Manchester’s lauded Modern Love label.

As Demdike Stare, they fuse their vast knowledge of strange music, both old and new, into disturbing, dystopian, strangely folkloric forms, resulting in the seminal albums ‘Symbiosis’, ‘Tryptych’ and ‘Elemental’.

Meanwhile, they’ve also put out a series of utterly unique mixtapes, exploring their fascination with a peculiarly British take on the occult, drawing on Library music, Industrial, techno and musique concrete. Appropriately, they’ve recently delved into the world of film scoring, as well as collaborating with Krakow’s Sinfonietta Cracovia.

Posted: 10 November 2015