aperture records introduces Sâd Hu, a new project between Manuel Peraud (FZR Sethi) and Francis Ferguson (Rubbish T.C).
Based in Brittany, France, they met via l'Ensemble d'improvisation Paula Berthe, a Rennes based collective that practices improvised music.
After making music individually for a couple of decades, Peraud and Ferguson decided to collaborate for the first time, joined together by an instinctive desire to blur the boundaries between improvisation and composition.
FZR Sethi is a visual artist, musician and composer who works in several mediums under the expression of draw/paint/volume/sound. His work, either canvas or sculpture, hinges on the fundamental principles of his art, as evidenced in his use of the geometric form.
Ferguson created his alias Rubbish T.C (Rubbish Techno Consortium) in 2015, producing slow and heavy techno made with martial patterns of movement. A producer for 15 years, Rubbish T.C. has been prominent in the free party scene for years.
Moving away from a dance-inflicted mode, Sâd Hu achieves more of a balance with skill and craft. A dense, textural approach hints at something more expansive and insidious. Diversity and richness unexpectedly coalesce into an eerie, percussive scapefest over sonorous layers of droning bass tones and raw power.
Deep and heavy, this album is a masterful example of an artist employing minimalist elements to their maximum potential. While a track may only have echoing synths and a kick drum, the phase90 project uses these ostensibly repetitive elements to construct something more than the sum of its parts. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys quality techno late at night. Listen closely. Alec L. Critten