Territory: Italy only
Legendary UK producer Sam Shackleton has long had his feet in both the club scene and the world of experimental music, going from being a key figure in the dubstep underground of the early 2000s to launching a wide range of international collaborations and commissions.
More recently in 2021, he released Departing Like Rivers on his new label Woe To The Septic Heart!
“It is quite foggy and scuzzy in feel and I am using a lot of filtering and reverb to get this. I think the vocal samples are an attempt to offset this, to bring a bit of light to the murkiness. I also wanted the vocal aspects to reflect influences or things I could closely identify with for the most part, so there are a few hints at British folk songs in amongst the music, albeit rather ghostly and not directly recognisable. But anyway, all this is much more a question of feel, rather than a signifier in this respect. I like the haunting, melancholic aspects of these songs I suppose.”
The artist is available for club shows (solo) and new dates together with Polish multi-instrumentalist Waklaw Zimpel with the new show The Spirit Still Remains, a performance involving alto clarinet, electronics and vocals. Halfway between ritual and devotional music, the work will explore transcendence, love and death.