WHO IS LEE GAMBLE?
Lee Gamble is a Birmingham, London based experimental electronica producer that tests the limits of electronic dance/rave music by going in a different direction than the usual club bangers and sample infested tracks that you hear from most popular DJs. Shortly after beginning his music career, Lee decided that he wanted to use more industrial and robotic/non-human sounds. Here’s a brief summary said by Lee Gamble from a Redbull Music Academy interview:
“I was looking into coding, using programming languages to make the sound. I didn’t have a sampler, didn’t have keyboard or anything, I just had this early G4 Mac. I had very few programs, so I started playing around with what you could do with this machine on its own. I started getting into historical computer music, where they were designing synthesis methods and vocalizations of the computer. I don’t know why particularly, but I just had this real interest in working out a way of making this super-dehumanized sound with the machine.”
Dutch Tvashar Plumes was released on the experimental music label PAN, as was his other releases of 2012, “Diversions 1994-1996″ and “KOCH”.
So this is my first vinyl discovery for the blog, the main idea around this blog in the first place was to discover spontaneous, random albums that I have no idea about, and to share them with curious and avid music listeners around the world that may have never had the chance to stumble on a particular record. I’ll be making a vinyl listen video for each of these vinyl discoveries, to give the readers a taste of what the record sounds like, so that if you’re intrigued by the music you can go explore it; these articles serve as a portal for random music! I don’t listen to much experimental dance music at all, but I’m a huge fan of industrial, noise, and artists that try to find new ways of incorporating unique sounds into songs that have never been heard by the human ear. This Lee Gamble guy seems to do just that, and it was quite an experience trying to understand what he was trying to portray in this album. This one made me feel like I was in a cybernetic tunnel full of flashing panels and modules, slowly floating into a rave made up of cyborgs and aliens… yeah it’s a very weird listen for sure, and if I do go back to this album, which I’m not sure if I will, it would be added in a playlist for a futuristic industrial themed rave, but that’s not something I would see myself ever be interested in, but hey, I’m sure there’s many who would be down for that.