Left-field electronic musician / composer Nelson Beer has shared a brand new track And The Thunder out now via [PIAS] Recordings. Lifted from his forthcoming EP ‘Orlando’ due May 7th, Beer again delivers a spaced out slice of blissful electronica.
And The Thunder is a disarmingly, exquisite composition, delving into the darker, more abstract realms of electronic music. Beer explains: “And the Thunder explores the vast liminal space of the ocean, its inextricable link with capitalism, and with the creatures that it fosters, where beings and non-beings co-exist in chaos or symbiosis.” Watch the video for And The Thunder via YouTube below.
He goes on to add: “The EP Orlando was composed with the idea of using sound as a means of archiving the present and as a fluid archive of history. I have been inspired by different Western European traditions in the use of the diatonic and pentatonic major scale (folk), thirds (country) and recording techniques such as field recording and binoral microphones (musique concrète, electro-acoustic music). I have also been influenced by classical music from South Asia where the space between notes is often more important than the notes themselves, such as the khali in Indian tala which is a specific notation for ghost notes.”
More information about Nelson Beer
Nelson Beer is a Swiss composer based between Paris and Geneva. His productions resonate with club music, noise, ambient, musique concrète (Cci , Ways of Listening) and pop (Oblique I & II, Modern Love).
In 2013, in collaboration with several producers from around the world, Nelson set up ON LAND collective, which creates a fabric of experimentation and exchange between several styles of music and cultures. In 2015, he performed for Christian Marclay at White Cube Bermondsey. In 2016, he worked alongside Susan Hiller and Ajmet Ogut to create an experimental Jukebox.
In 2017, Nelson collaborated as a sound designer with Marguerite Humeau for her exhibition RIDDLES at the Schinkel Pavilion in Berlin and with George Henry Longly for the DAIMYO exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo.
After graduating in Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and following the release of his film Atmofutures: No One Left in The City (2018), Nelson continues to experiment with sound, video and performance, weaving a link between geopolitics and art.
You can check out Nelson Beer on Bandcamp.