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R. Seiliog's "In Hz" Is so Good It Hurts. Stream the Whole Thing Here.

The Welsh soundscaper is on a whole 'nother level when it comes to sonic texture.
November 26, 2014, 12:19am

Welshman Robin Edwards crafts propulsive soundscapes, the likes of which will have electronic music nerds setting their laptop keyboards ablaze in a flurry of enthusiasm when his album In Hz is released December 2nd on Turnstile. His music sits in that dance-adjacent space, fueled by strong backbeats and deep tonal textures that sink and sway over time.

The album manages to swirl outside of genre, eliciting references ranging from krautrock to house music in it's eight engulfing tracks. After premiering "Mt. Essa" last month, we've got the exclusive on the whole album and managed some words with the talented producer as well.

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Thump: This album sounds like you're playing 200 instruments at a time, what's your studio like?
To be honest, my studio might come off as a bit chaotic. I have many instruments in there, a lot of synths, a nice collection of guitars – and everything is plugged in simultaneously, so if I need something I just flip the on switch.

Thump: How did you get into Krautrock?
A friend of mine gave me Can's Tago Mago. I loved it so much – you really can listen to it, put it away, and come back to it two years later and it's still fresh and ripe with knowledge. I'm actually just getting back into Can now, but honestly – if you get into the genre as a whole, you can find so many amazing bands and have a great time with it for years and years to come.

Thump: Which instrument is your favorite?
The drums really lock me in with their different feel and how you can put so much energy into them. I really like to play the guitar as well, but I think the studio's entirety is truly my favorite instrument. Once everything is recorded on the computer, it becomes one massive instrument.

Thump: What music did you listen to while producing In Hz?
I listened to house and minimal techno, although I didn't get deep into it in my own studio work. {Not really sure what he's saying here} I'm not sure if listened to the two genres really changed my work or if my ideas were already in my head, though. I don't tend to listen to too much music while producing, I don't really have time.

Thump: For In Hz you combined two of the most complex and wide-ranging musical styles. What album would you suggest to someone who doesn't know any, say, minimal techno?
I really like Ritchie Hawtin, the early stuff like Decks, Efx & 909.

Thump: If you could beam your listeners to one special place while listening to your album, where would it be?
This new album is an acousmatic{?} experience I think so it's not really important where you listen to it to get the most out of it. However, if I got to choose… it would be a pitch-black room with just a little white spot, so you've got something to focus on and you don't lose your mind in the process.