The single «Passage / Irisia» announces Bit-Tuner’s 7th solo-album «EXO», scheduled for January 2020. Shifting his focus towards atmospheric storytelling, Bit-Tuner presents a widescreen, spacious and nearly beatless opus.
Based on field-recordings, synthesizer pads and fluttering arpeggios, «Passage» resembles a winding descent into a weightless but fragile science fiction world. «Irisia» is a call from way below: a thunder-like growl from the underworld wraps itself around a floating choir-drone.
Swiss musician Bit-Tuner has been producing electronic music since 1999. He has collaborated with musicians like Islam Chipsy, Sensational, IOKOI, Norbert Möslang and media artists !Mediengruppe Bitnik.
Originally influenced by the L.A. beat scene and the early
dubstep era, Bit-Tuner has long developed a singular take on heavyweight, beat-driven bass music. On his live albums «The Japan Syndrome», «The China Syndrome» and «Arabian Nights», he explored the potential of field-recording based music. The forthcoming album «EXO» highlights his interest in cinematic music and soundtracks.
released November 29, 2019
Written and produced by Marcel Gschwend
Mastered by Adi Flück
Cover image by Joerg Hurschler
Design by Sarah Parsons
supported by 6 fans who also own “Passage / Irisia”
Sometimes I wonder: how do small companies like Sahel find these records? And this is a real find. Some great singing here. Wonder what they sing about though. Since they were Polisario related, must be revolutionary stuff. Listening to this I also wonder: what became of these musicians? If you're into North African music, this comes recommended. Robert Bloemkolk