Pheek (CA)

A flagship artist from Montréal’s electronic music scene since the late nineties, Jean-Patrice Rémillard (alias Pheek) has racked up an impressive discography, on top of founding his own acclaimed label, Archipel, through which he has advanced many fledgling talents. Having always cultivated a penchant for musical improvisation and a proclivity for brooding techno, Pheek was among the earliest proponents of the netlabel, routinely issuing singles and EPs as mp3s, on such early web imprints as Thinner, Epsilonlab, and Clever Music. As the years pass, Pheek's mix of the minimal and experimental sides of techno has grown increasingly distinct, while the artist has also rekindled a longstanding passion for deep, dubby textures. Since presenting his unsettling ambient audiovisual techno project Climat at MUTEK 2013, Rémillard has cofounded Cilo, a cassette sub label devoted to experimental dub permutations, with fellow MUTEK artist Réservoir. And earlier this year, he released the echo and reverb drenched Tones of Void, an atmospheric live recording whose individual tracks are named after Canadian rivers. Rémillard brings his environmentally imbued sound design to the festival for a night of contemplative hisses and deep listening.

NOCTURNE 2
MUTEK 2015, montreal

28/05/2015

A flagship artist from Montréal’s electronic music scene since the late nineties, Jean-Patrice Rémillard (alias Pheek) has racked up an impressive discography, on top of founding his own acclaimed label, Archipel, through which he has advanced many fledgling talents. Having always cultivated a penchant for musical improvisation and a proclivity for brooding techno, Pheek was among the earliest proponents of the netlabel, routinely issuing singles and EPs as mp3s, on such early web imprints as Thinner, Epsilonlab, and Clever Music. As the years pass, Pheek's mix of the minimal and experimental sides of techno has grown increasingly distinct, while the artist has also rekindled a longstanding passion for deep, dubby textures. Since presenting his unsettling ambient audiovisual techno project Climat at MUTEK 2013, Rémillard has cofounded Cilo, a cassette sub label devoted to experimental dub permutations, with fellow MUTEK artist Réservoir. And earlier this year, he released the echo and reverb drenched Tones of Void, an atmospheric live recording whose individual tracks are named after Canadian rivers. Rémillard brings his environmentally imbued sound design to the festival for a night of contemplative hisses and deep listening.

PANEL 4: DEMO DERBY

Theatre du Nouveau Monde 30/05/2008

Montreal's own Jean-Patrice Remillard, who records as Pheek, has spent eight years building a solid catalogue of albums, EPs, singles, and remixes in a variety of formats. He began releasing tracks in 1999, and by 2001 had released his first album, Pheekology 101. The following year, Remillard started his own label, Archipel, which released his second album, Inadvertance, as a CD-R. Though it may seem commonplace now, Pheek was among the earliest proponents of the netlabel, routinely issuing singles and EP's throughout the first years of this decade as mp3's, on such early netlabels as Thinner, Epsilonlab, and Clever Music, without the benefit of a vinyl or CD precedent. In 2006, he released a third album, En Légère Suspension. As the years pass, Pheek's brooding mix of the minimal and experimental sides of techno has grown increasingly distinct, as has his ear for spotting new talent, such as Jesse Somfay.

WORKSHOP 1: YAMAHA//TENORI-ON

SAT[Transform] 29/05/2008

Montreal's own Jean-Patrice Remillard, who records as Pheek, has spent eight years building a solid catalogue of albums, EPs, singles, and remixes in a variety of formats. He began releasing tracks in 1999, and by 2001 had released his first album, Pheekology 101. The following year, Remillard started his own label, Archipel, which released his second album, Inadvertance, as a CD-R. Though it may seem commonplace now, Pheek was among the earliest proponents of the netlabel, routinely issuing singles and EP's throughout the first years of this decade as mp3's, on such early netlabels as Thinner, Epsilonlab, and Clever Music, without the benefit of a vinyl or CD precedent. In 2006, he released a third album, En Légère Suspension. As the years pass, Pheek's brooding mix of the minimal and experimental sides of techno has grown increasingly distinct, as has his ear for spotting new talent, such as Jesse Somfay.

NOCTURNE 4

Métropolis 03/06/2007

Montreal's own Jean-Patrice Remillard, who records as Pheek, has spent eight years building a solid catalogue of albums, EPs, singles, and remixes in a variety of formats. He began releasing tracks in 1999, and by 2001 had released his first album, Pheekology 101. The following year, Remillard started his own label, Archipel, which released his second album, Inadvertance, as a CD-R. Though it may seem commonplace now, Pheek was among the earliest proponents of the netlabel, routinely issuing singles and EP's throughout the first years of this decade as mp3's, on such early netlabels as Thinner, Epsilonlab, and Clever Music, without the benefit of a vinyl or CD precedent. In 2006, he released a third album, En Légère Suspension. As the years pass, Pheek's brooding mix of the minimal and experimental sides of techno has grown increasingly distinct, as has his ear for spotting new talent, such as Jesse Somfay.

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