WHO: Manchester duo Sean Canty and Miles Whittaker
STYLE: fractured house, jungle beats, dark techno
LATEST: Wonderland (2016)
LABELS: Modern Love
MUTEKs: Montreal (2010), Mexico (2012)
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 05/06/2010
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Emerging from the offices of Manchester’s Modern Love in 2009, Demdike Stare’s Miles Whittaker (aka Pendle Coven) and Sean Canty wowed electronic music fans right off the bat with their unique ability to blend disparate ethnic music into one masterful dub-driven journey. Boasting extensive, globetrotting record collections that wander deep into the annals of Turkish, Persian, African and Arabic music, in the studio Whittaker and Canty also aren’t afraid to push northward to Nordic drone and Scandinavian glitch music, often all within the confines of the same track. Their self-titled debut EP and the album “Symbiosis” showcase a duo with an obvious appreciation for vinyl obscurities such as library music and rare pressings, and this year’s “Osmosis” mix furthers that obsession with as a seamless 59-minute excursion through the dustiest of world-weary record crate.