Ectomorph occupy an unique and strange place within Detroit Techno history. Founded in 1994 as a reaction to DBX, Basic Channel, Rob Hood, Sähkö and Drexciya, they released their first singles in 1995 as an attempt to make Detroit music for Detroit itself, not exclusively for export.
The mystique of their early singles led to mythic status and a strong underground cult following, which they have continued to develop through releases on their own Interdimensional Transmissions label as well as remixes on many high profile labels and projects like “Shari Vari” and the Dirtbombs. Their live shows are legendary for their ability to fluidly incorporate improvisational techniques into their synthesized music (and for the sheer amount of analog equipment that they bring). Now the Ectomorph show is all analog, no computers or samplers or even drum machines, all the sounds come from the modulars and the mountains of Moogs.
The recently reconvened Ectomorph have an album due soon on Interdimensional Transmissions. They have contributions on the Funkadelic: Reworked by Detroiters (Curated by member BMG), as well as to the Dekmantel 10 Year and the forthcoming The Bunker NY 15 Year compilations.
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