Gavin Russom - Telemetry

A new epic from the powerhouse synth musician, where everything changes and nothing does.

Stream Telemetry, a new epic from powerhouse synth musician Gavin Russom, where everything changes and nothing does.

Gavin Russom's interests lie in the ecstatic qualities of repetition. He's had many occupations over the years - playing in the LCD Soundsystem live band, producing as Black Meteoric Star, collaborating with artists like Delia Gonzalez (as Gavin & Delia) and Viva Ruiz (as The Crystal Ark) - and they've all tended to explore this same subject matter, but exploring it using different musical forms. If you need a primer on his work, just head here.

His latest track, Telemetry, is a solo release under his own name and sounds like I Feel Love made for a nuclear winter, where across its 11-minute running time everything changes, yet nothing does. While many of his previous tracks have landed on DFA, this one comes on Entropy Trax, a sister label to the aptly-titled Ecstatic Recordings.

Says Russom about the track: "This came out of some deep digging into the abilities of one of my self-designed analog processors. I was demonstrating to someone how a second layer of filtering can turn a simple 16-step sequence into an evolving line which seems to never quite repeat the same way, sequences that don't strictly repeat but rather seem to have a life of their own that expands as their more rudimentary parts lock into repetitive motion... I built a track around it by building up layers around the central sequence that grow in impact as the track unfolds." 

"The title 'Telemetry' sums up a nice connection between the machine and the body, as often it is used to track or monitor living creatures from distance. It also functions like a metaphor for what happens in a club as a DJ or musician uses the technological medium to bridge the distance between his own inner rhythms and those of the others, at a distance on the dance floor. Or at least that's how it works for me." 

Gavin Russom 'Telemetry' tracklist: 

A. Telemetry 
B. The Beneficent, The Merciful

Entropy Trax released Telemetry in November 2014 (buy).

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