Welcome to the dark side. Where chaos is the constant, distortion forms the standard and frontiers are built out of opaque shadows. Mumbling voices are hunting you through a maze of creepy synthesizer sounds. Welcome to Antifuse.
With their latest release, the Berlin-based duo NERKKIRN are following their path of experimental techno sounds, this time leading into dark shades of whirring electronic sounds. By creating a gloomy, yet groovy tune, Antifuse builds up a perfectly conductive path within the unique sound system of Snork Enterprises.
Like a mysterious rollercoaster, four versatile tracks are pulling you into a vague ride through various spheres of electronic sounds. Starting off with high speed into the deep and gloomy mines of underground techno, Dipode unfolds its dark side in full blast. Moving forward, Antifuse chases you upside down on a roaring bass line merging into Electronichangover. There, in a reduced atmosphere of sound, subtle tunes still forcefully keep pushing you through an odd darkness until everything, then, flows into a slight glow at the end of the tunnel – Reversebias.
„NERKKIRN is what happens when you pair two very different electronic musicians with a shared passion for warping sonic technology – and set them loose.“ Yet, speaking of paths, it has always been the new and experimental approaches that kept Nerk aka Benjamin Weiss and Peter Kirn moving and finally formed their intersection.
Having founded the legendary Berlin rave act Tok Tok, Benjamin Weiss has been an innovative artist within the techno scene for many years now, including releases on Kompakt, Klang, and V-Records, often in collaboration with Dirk Leyers, as well as the co-creation of a new iPad step sequencer.
As a classically trained experimental musician the Kentucky-born Peter Kirn has been working in a wide range of fields such as modern dance, ambient audiovisual shows, as well as piano and underground experimental techno. Yet he might be best known as co-creator of the MeeBlip synthesizer and as the editor of CDM (createdigitalmusic.com). Again a common space he shares with Nerk, founding editor of De:bug.