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Assertion of a Surrounding Presence
12" Single 
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Product Notes

Electronic music pioneer Jamie Teasdale, best known as Kuedo, makes a

timely and luminous return with the sci-fi-designed Assertion of a Surrounding

Presence, his first solo release proper since 2012, and the second issue on his

fledgling Knives label after J.G. Biberkopf's Ecologies (KNV 001LP, 2015). In

2015, a decade on from the groundbreaking sound engineering and designs of

Teasdale's pivotal role in Vex'd, and five years since he emerged solo as Kuedo,

his celebrated production style remains anterior to modern dance music and

electronica, largely by virtue of unbending futurist focus and careful attention to

detail. Here flanked by collaborations with erstwhile Vex'd partner Roly Porter

plus Berlin's Phoebe Kiddo aka Mind: Body: Fitness and Canada's

Egyptrixx, the next chapter in Kuedo's odyssey expands his sci-fi dimensions

with ever-sharper contouring, gradients, and hyper real specialization structured

around recalibrated footwork, drill, and techno engines. Scaling from the vertigo inducing

opener to a finale of panicked gamelan drama, Assertion of a

Surrounding Presence renders Kuedo's most affective, elaborate reflection of a

nowness, divining a metaphysical, cybernetic zeitgeist in the vaulted reverb

structures of his Ghost in the Shell nod "Eyeless Angel Intervention" or the trance

fluid T-2000 tekstep momentum of "Boundary Regulation," while pursuing more

tangled emotions and ethereal sensations in the recursive, hyaline gamelan

cadence of "Border State Collapse" and "Event Tracking Across Populated

Terrain." This follows right thru to the artwork by Melbourne, Australia-based

Joshua Petherwick, who perfectly connotes the album's aesthetic and concept

with a nod to sci writer Anthony Burgess's fictional conceit of Nadsat - a

cryptic systemization of order in a dystopian environment - in his abstract yet

acutely evocative geometries. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton. Artwork by

Joshua Petherwick. RIYL Kenji Kawai, late '90s tech-step, Chicago

footwork, and drill.


Title: Assertion of a Surrounding Presence
Genre: Electronic
Artist(s): Kuedo
Label: Knives
Release Date: 9/18/2015
Product Type: 12" Single
UPC: 5060165483419
Item #: 1540056X
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