We are proud to present our 50th release - with two years having passed since 2013’s hugely acclaimed Drone Logic, Daniel Avery returns to Phantasy to offer a much-anticipated taste of his restless studio experimentation.
‘Sensation’ projects Avery’s distinctive feedback and engrossing modulations onto his widest canvas yet. Surges of noise link the track to artists such as Cortini and Basinski in its ability to echo purposefully across vast halls, yet proving to be just as absorbing in more intimate circumstances. Still, tough drums amid the shifting atmospherics nonetheless hint at Avery’s continuing stride towards techno’s more relentless facets.
While ‘Sensation’ floats freely, ‘Clear’ continues Avery’s occasional forays into unapologetically trippy realms. Revisiting an evolved but no less addictive form of the acidic psychedelia touched on throughout the duration of Drone Logic, ‘Clear’ spirals seamlessly into both paranoia and euphoria.
This year Avery launched Divided Love, a “semi-regular gathering for like-minded sonic souls” at London’s fabric which has also travelled to Paris, Lisbon, LA, New York and Lyon’s Nuits Sonores festival. Guests have included Rødhåd, KiNK, Factory Floor and Roman Flügel, acts who all contributed to Avery's New Energy remix collection released last winter which also featured reworks by Silent Servant, Powell, Ø [Phase] and Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve.
27th November - Pal, Hamburg
28th November - Jack Who, Cologne
4th December - Le Sucre, Lyon
5th December - Fuse, Brussels
18th December - Culture Box, Copenhagen
19th December - Warehouse Project, Manchester
31st December - Motorik, Sydney
1st January - Field Day, Sydney
1st January - Let Them Eat Cake, Melbourne
29th January - Lux, Lisbon
5th February - Divided Love @ Fabric, London
6th February - District 8, Dublin
19th February - Zukunft, Zurich
20th February - Gare, Porto
27th February - Zubar, Pescara