'SK√-1' [SLP028] is the debut Slip missive from British composer Matt Rogers: a suite of solo scorchers belched straight out of the jack of a GravesEnd Casio SK1.
Veering between fissured arabesques and apocalyptic anthems, 'SK√-1' is pumped with a singularly psychotic optimism. Keener ears might detect a manic relation of Oneohtrix Point Never or Heatsick; an eccentric prophet à la Nancarrow or Robert Ashley; a Gameshow Outpatient.
Matt has won the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers; held residencies at London’s Southbank Centre and at Tokyo’s Wonder Site; and produced large scale works for the Royal Opera House, Aldeburgh Music, and the New York Metropolitan Museum Of Art.
released May 9, 2016
Recorded & performed by Matt Rogers on a Casio SK1
Mastering by Owen Roberts
Artwork by Matt Rogers
Tapes dubbed by Callum Higgins