TM404 SE

May 29, 2014, 22:00 - 03:00
Artist - Canadian premiere: 22:00 - 23:00
Stockholm-based Swedish producer Andreas Tilliander, also known as Mokira, Lowfour and Rechord
Acidy, dub-edged polyrhythmic techno for big rooms; vintage somonolent ambient acid
Kontra Musik, Kynant Records, Mille Plateaux, Raster-Noton
12" Endor Trico (2018), Infiltrated EP (2018), Chill Out (2018 en tant que Mokira), Cleanse and Manipulate (2019, comme Tilliander)
He's head of Stockholm-based underground label Repeatle and a mastering engineer, and hosts the Elektroniskt show on Swedish national radio Sveriges Radio P2
Montréal: 2014
Official Website

Since the early 2000s, unorthodox Swedish producer Andreas Tilliander has put out some of glitch-techno’s most seminal records on influential labels such as Mille Plateaux and Raster-Noton. Ever since his debut record “Ljud” (2001), the Stockholm-based label head (for Repeatle) and mastering engineer has eschewed the production rulebook, with obtuse rhythmic trajectories indebted to myriad genres (hip hop, dub, drum ‘n’ bass) and releases filed under a grab bag of artistic aliases (Mokira, Lowfour, Rechord). With his latest moniker, TM404, which he debuted at Berlin’s mythical Berghain in early 2013, the Swedish Grammy winner and unmitigated hardware lover continues to dream up fascinatingly anomalous worlds. The ambitious TM404 project – with tracks recorded in real time and no work done in post – is a tribute to a handful of genre-defining Roland drum machines from the 1980s (the 202, 303, 606, 707 and 808). As evidenced by Tilliander’s self-explanatory track labeling (i.e., “303/303/303/606” or “202/202/303/303/606”), TM404’s output on Kontra-Musik solely makes use of the aforementioned hardware, which was pivotal to the development of acid house and techno. Yet he avoids fetishizing its squelchy synth sounds by conjuring up polyrhythmic, hypnotic dub melodies, which he refers to as “somnolent acid.” His EM15 live debut promises a mesmerizing demonstration as to why Tilliander “wants to be buried” with his Roland TB-303s.