Raica (Further, SEA)
The cavernous and beautiful project of renowned DJ and Further Records headmaster Chloe Harris, Raica walks a fine musical line between lucid animation and blurred darkness
Ethernet (Kranky, PDX)
Ethernet is the pulse-ambient project of Portland’s Tim Gray, with releases on Kranky, Lifelike Family and many other labels. An MFA graduate of Mills College, Tim wrote his thesis on the use of sound for control, healing and empowerment, and incorporates trance-induction and brainwave entrainment techniques into his productions to create soundscapes conducive to meditation and healing work. Techno’s pounding kick is slowed, muted and recontextualized as a hypnotic pulse, underlining constantly-shifting synthesizer textures and environmental field recordings. Dream-like, perhaps mystical, sounds that one might experience while wandering in the deep woods.
wndfrm (Prologue, PDX)
Somewhere between the motile crawl of tonal ambience and the inexorable riot-march of Detroit techno, WNDFRM represents vast planetary landscapes, the micro-cosmos of aural particulate, and an intense desire to fuse the abstract with the concrete.
Mike Jedlicka (Optic Echo, PDX)
Mike is the owner of Optic Echo and hosts the radio show Optic Echo Presents live on XRAY.FM Sunday nights 5-7pm PST.
Mike’s live music currently involves live looping processed synths, guitar, and vocals which build into a mix of ambient and experimental atmospheres.