A new project uses modular technology: for techno live is really crucial
Ivan aka GHOST303, Phil and 6470 have been able to record jam sessions in the studio to extrapolate sounds that will probably create a collaboration. The three musketeers say: “the BXR was, is and will remain… The Sound of the Future”. The BXR sound of the coming years will be radioactive, dirty, crude and high-tech at the same time: “Retro futuristic, minimal kind of techno with shitloads of glitching and headspace”.
“We are now putting stuff together for this new modular live techno project that is basically a collaborative concept between Davide and me, probably spiced up with audiovisual live”, say GHOST303. “As to how we will develop the project, I can not answer precisely”, says 6470: “Probably, we based on what does not fit 100 percent in today’s techno world”. GHOST303 talks: “For the techno stuff, I work a lot with analogue gear and modulars. Distortions and glitches come natural if you touch knobs and cables”. “Till today, I wonder how it has become possible to become slaves of something as stupid and simple as a drum machine”, 6470 asks himself. GHOST303 reveals: “Actually, I don’t listen to techno very much. It’s just fun doing it”.
Phil Kieser explain: “Studio sessions face to face work better sometimes. Especially in an environment like the Alps: atmosphere, nature, magic. Lots of things to get inspired by. So, in the real time we exchange with our collab pa unique things then happen more likely. We’ve learned this from BXR back in the days when Gianfranco Bortolotti and his artists were working closley together in the Media Records Studios in Roncadelle. BXR don’t have a definitive direction, but we have a vision, which is to put the label back in the spotlight of electronic music, on first planet if you will”.
Where do ideas come from, in BXR home? 6470: “From experimentation and heavy electronic manipulation of sound”. GHOST303: “We do what we love. We are slaves to the modulars and to the sound. It’s this what guides us”.
How do you dissociate techno from fashion and its sounds? 6470: “I do not mean fashion: if I see something I like, I wear it, but if I feel something I like, I do it in my own way”. GHOST303: “I don’t follow trends”. Any names to keep on target? 6470: “Mike Dehnert, Object, Dj Rum, Struction and many others from that scene”. GHOST303: “Climaxim, Continuum Series 1991-1998”.