New music Thursday feat SØS, Loizou & Teste


Time again to have a look at new electronic music that’s pumping through the ether. This time we will focus on three new tracks blending bouncing and hectic beats to space noise.

Electronic composer and sound artist SØS Gunver Ryberg has teamed up with Cadie Desbiens-Desmeulesm, aka Push 1 stop, for a head-spinning visual to accompany her track, ‘Doing our best is no longer good enough’.

Originally conceived as a collaboration with Strøm Festival in Copenhagen, the video sees Desbiens-Desmeulesm setting a patchwork of synthetic and organic images against SØS Gunver Ryberg’s atmospheric avant-techno.

The track is taken from SØS Gunver Ryberg’s recent EP for AD 93, which the BAFTA-nominated composer describes as “the connection between destruction and creation. Creation in different shapes. Life’s complexity and finding a devotion to the Flux.”

Sophia Loizou envisions six speculative sentient landscapes in Untold: A Tellurian Memorandum, an ambitious multidisciplinary project spanning a book of poetry, a 30-minute soundscape and an AV show.

‘Anima’ is the first excerpt from the project, in which Loizou re-interprets geological formations to highlight the complex, symbiotic, non-human lifeforms that make them up. “I wanted to portray an open and empathic multiform future,” she explains, “a world that celebrates the vibrant, messy and multifaceted beauty of non-human forces and forms.”

As David Foster tells it, Teste was “still-born by the mid-90s”. “With the ensuing PTSD”, he continues, “I had become a shut-in working on the Amiga Computer for audio and video and completely immersed in grisly, depraved art-house cinema.”

It is from the trashy fervour of Manhattan’s 42nd Street that Teste was borne, playing grotty techno in sports bars and DIY venues. All the tracks that feature on Graphic Depictions, his new album for L.I.E.S., were sourced from decaying VHS, 4-track, DAT and MD tapes from this period and are presented in all their gritty glory.

The grainy visual for ‘Romans Are Dead’ reflects this period for Teste, as director and producer Sebastian Kökow draws together heavily edited B-movie footage for the evocative video.

‘Romans Are Dead’ is taken from the album Graphic Depictions, out now on L.I.E.S.

Kyiv-based label Standard Deviation is launching with a new split EP from Nene H and Poly Chain. It will be released on September 25.

Standard Deviation is the latest project to come from Kyiv club ∄. It’s name is a mathematical symbol meaning ‘there does not exist’, and the club itself is a safer space for non-binary and gender non-conforming people in Kyiv.