acidic powerhouse bill converse makes his debut on fit sound. his sound is a refreshing perspective informed by the midwest warehouse parties of which he was schooled mutated into his own blend. treading the line between melody and brutality, while never being heavy handed, converse has proved himself once again to be a true original lurking in the underground today.
hulled is a 25 minute journey spread across 4 tracks of glacial abandon. all tracks were recorded directly to tape with no overdubs, made at converses home studio. bill says these tracks represent ocean waves in stormy conditions, dark grey blue water, or more generally speaking something ominous and beautiful. the songs on this album reveal a sublime influence from detroit techno, idm, and acid. built around vintage synthesizer lines and gritty drum machine percussion, the tracks ebb and flow like the effect of sun shimmering on water, woozy, gauzy and ephemeral. all songs were mastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. each ep is housed in a die-cute jacket designed by eloise leigh with peachy pink patterns landing on an alien water planet and seeing mysterious playing forms under the turquoise water. and the. each copy includes a postcard featuring photo of bill with notes.
texas recordings underground made its mark this spring with the well-received techno/electro cyber tex ep that featured electro wizard cygnus and e.r.p. aka gerard hanson. not to rest on his laurels, tx connects gavin guthrie is following that up with the 2nd release on the label by austins man-of-the-moment bill converse. themes.
immersed in the early days of the 90s midwest rave scene, bill converse began djing at a young age in lansing, michigan. luminaries such as claude young, traxx, and twonz were key early influences. since moving to texas in 1998, he has experimented with analog techniques in varied studio bunkers. early techno, noise, ambient, tape, and paranormal processing are all part of his uncanny sound palette.