Electronic musician, producer and sound designer Richard Devine locks into Venetian Snares Timesig imprint with the killer puzzle box electronics of Sort\Lave. Recorded on a custom built Eurorack modular system and two Nord G2 Modular units, it features some of Richard Devine's most intricate electronica to date, and as such is highly essential listening for all acolytes of anything from Karlheinz Stockhausen, Chris Carter or Autechre...
Talking about the album’s genesis Devine explains “I’ve been using modular synthesizers since I was 17, but have never written complete tracks using these newer systems. This was my first experiment to see if it would be possible and I probably spent about 5 years building up the systems that I used on this album.
I wanted the record to sound very different to my previous works which had been more cold, digital, clinical even, and had all been made using computers. The aim here was the complete opposite, to create something that felt very organic, detailed, spacious, big and warm and just as importantly, a record that you could put on and play all the way through that flowed in a seamless way.”
With a discography that stretches across Warp Record, Detroit Underground and his own Schematic imprint, Sort\Lave is by far the most realised and incredibly powerful statement from one of the leading figures within the electronica community. Sort\Lave is an incredibly singular recording that will still sound as mind mangling and frozen fresh for decades to come.