inter / sect
inter / sect is a radio show that centers on examining the intersections between jazz, electronic productions, ambiance and experimental approaches. Each show will broadcast and contrast records, breaking down the barriers of genre with selections ranging from IDM oddities, boundary-pushing jazz and intricate ambient soundscapes blended together. Through presenting these forward-thinking records alongside each other, we can closer connect the intersections between these sounds and create new soundscapes.
For inter / sect’s first show as part of Resonance Extra, I’ll be presenting exclusive new music and an in depth interview with composer, artist, software developer and contemporary electronics pioneer Robert Henke. Henke’s work over the last few decades has directly shaped the modern electronic music landscape, both through his work creating and developing Ableton Live to his multi-dimensional musical productions as Monolake. Henke’s breadth of projects span intricate light sculptures to pulsating techno and his research has helped establish a direct connection between digital art and clubbing culture.
inter / sect is proud to feature local Bristol jazz group The Jim Blomfield Trio, focussing on the release of their sophomore album ‘Strange Beauty (Every Way OK)’ on Pig Records. Jim’s fresh approach to the trio ensemble is indicative of his natural musical curiosity, with constantly evolving compositional elements that create movement through development. Focussed around the impact of his son’s autism, the album incorporates electronic influences into Jim’s musical palette to create an often chaotic but kaleidoscopic scope of compositions that encourage reflection and affirmation.
inter / sect will be interviewing Chiminyo this month ahead of his debut EP release on Gearbox records. Chiminyo’s EP seamlessly blends introspective electronic textures with deep cyclical grooves, performed entirely live on his drum kit using electronic triggers. The compositions displayed on the EP create drive and movement through their inherently organic link between sound and rhythm.
La Leif & Sam Hostettler
inter / sect will be interviewing La Leif and Sam Hostettler this month having released a split 12” on NXRecords. The release combines the contrasting production styles of the two artists, with La Leif focussing on mangled driving electronic beats and Sam Hostettler focussing on layered ambient movements. Together, the EP delivers a range of kaleidoscopic sounds that highlights their detailed and fresh approach to electronic music production.
inter / sect will be presenting an exclusive interview with Daniel Brandt following his second solo release ‘Channels’ with Erased Tapes. Daniel’s production strays between traditional instrumentation and dark electronic production, combining driving rhythmic textures with lucious instrumental and synthesized tones. The result is an intricate production style that highlights Daniel’s broad musical influence and an album that is both expansive and minimalist.
For the debut show I’ll be interviewing Szun Waves, whose recent album ‘New Hymn to Freedom’ on The Leaf Label was described by Pitchfork as a link between “London’s fertile jazz scene and longstanding psychedelic traditions”. Their sound flows effortlessly between ambient drone textures and pulsating jazz improvisation, creating an all-encompassing sonic experience. I’ll be catching up with them backstage ahead of their headline show at Oval Space London.