british left-field artist dead fader returns to parachute. the new lp. jenny 153. runs out across nine tracks and operates at the fertile juncture between classical and club music compositional structures. and examines the crossover points between the two disciplines.
john cohen aka dead fader first arrived on the label in 2016. with it works 1 - a brace of warping. high energy electronic music compositions that while largely unclassifiable in genre. maintain a gloriously vibrant. emotive sensibility that owes much to early idm excursions. and the more abstract tenets of the krautrock genre. that said - the artist cites anything from kanye west to bach and back again as informing the decidedly experimental and potentially confounding work - and his latest offering for the milan based label continues to riff on this open ended mesh of influence to great effect. the original material is buoyed by a formidable remix package. featuring downwards affiliate jk flesh - who turns in a caustic reinterpretation of fyi. roly porter of vexd and tri angle fame. who takes on raw food. and planet mus konx-om-pax. whos reimagining of life cycle closes out proceedings. its an admirable line up. in keeping with the aesthetic concerns of cohens excellent lp - and the chosen artists turn in respectful but wholly personal work - making for an excellent addition to growing parachute discography. parachuterecords.
dead fader - john cohen is surely one of the most overlooked voices making electronic music today. his approach to making honest and emotive electronic music has pushed the boundaries in recent years and challenged so many concepts and traditions within the music industry and scenes. but also without loosing sight of a bigger picture and finding a balance between emotions. technology. politics and expression.
british born and now based in berlin. dead fader aka john cohen. most known for his work on robot elephant records and the brilliant collaboration with sensational on the ‘work it. no’ ep. now joins the touchin’ bass roster with the ‘dosage’ ep. a heavy duty. unrepentant body of work that exposes john’s diversity. easing you in gently is ‘booze lair’. a slow building. infernal. smacked out foray that is both biting and compelling. followed by ‘tired’. a fiercely adrenaline-charged. dynamic workout that moves and mutates. heavily laced with abrasive textures. the title track ‘dosage’ is a straight up slice. filled with cranks and grinds which jars and grates. punctuated with weighty subversive beats and a low res undertone. followed by the calm after the storm. ‘easy sun’. an epic piece. pushing distortion to the max. no nonsense. this is one heavy slab of vinyl. solid!
dead fader returns with his new album *glass underworld*. dead fader is the alter ego of john cohen - former brighton resident. now based in berlin - who has worked relentlessly since 2007 to realise his vision of electronic music. his tracks are characterised by pioneering sound explorations. which on one hand oscillate between sonic extremities and on the other hand carefully craft cinemascope sound worlds. *glass underworld* became a very personal exploration for john. developing further his emotionally tinged brand of techno which he established with the previous ep sun copter. furthermore. the film interstellar visually influenced the album. mapped as an image for cohens tracks to exist in. the vinyl release is limited to 300 copies and comes with download code included.
dead fader returns with new ep sun copter. which precedes a forthcoming full length album. *sun copter* introduces a new sound as dead fader s pallet gains new range and depths. using analogue technologies in conjunction with the digital techniques he is well known for. dead fader is the alter ego of john cohen. former brighton resident. now in berlin. who has worked relentlessly since 2007 to realise his vision of electronic music. his tracks are characterised by pioneering sound explorations. which on one hand oscillate between sonic extremities and on the other hand carefully craft cinema-scope sound worlds. the vinyl release includes a downloadcode.
dead fader returns in in spring 2014 with two full length album releases and this enhanced 12 inch single *in cover*. which features the unreleased non-album tracks *hiphoop* and *altar ego*. this single comes with additional bonus download of 2 unreleased tracks from the *scorched* sessions - *mandel* and *ceaser*.
the ep kicks off with empire of dust. an epic and brooding electro beast with powerful. mechanoid drumwork and majestic synth vistas that manages to be euphoric yet dark and grounded at the same time. it was this track whose intent later gave rise to the shape and form of the other 3 tracks on the empires ep.