Electronic music has a reputation as a genre that is performed by faceless musicians, and this is even more true for the ambient glitch dub hybrid. Or is it? The sonic landscapes of, say, Ezekiel Honig, are distinct from the sounds of Nalepa just as Deru’s audio hallucinations are uniquely his own. Deru says he loves the sonic grit of static and ambient noise but for all that his songs can be delicate and all of them are hauntingly beautiful.
solipsistic NATION will continue to feature mixes of electronic music, guest DJs and spotlighting subgenres but whenever possible, I will also release live performances on the show. And what better way to start than with a live performance by Deru?