It’s tough to count how many excellent producers are making dark, unsettling dance music right now. Andy Stott, the Haxan Cloak, and Forest Swords all have tremendous full-length records that you shouldn’t listen to when walking alone at night, and that’s just scratching the surface of the deep rosters at Tri Angle, Blackest Ever Black, and Modern Love. But if there’s one group that has absolutely dominated this sound, it’s Demdike Stare. The duo of Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty got attention back in 2010 with the colossal triple-CD Tryptych, a 2 1/2 hour sprawl of intoxicatingly creepy dub-techno, and followed it with last year’s equally great Elemental.
Since then Demdike Stare has pulled focus a bit and started the Testpressing series. They’re simple stripped down things — vinyl only releases with just an A-side and a B-side, no artwork, no real title — yet inside is some of the most exciting music the group has ever done. This December they’ll put out the fourth installment in the series and you can watch an ominous excerpt below.(via The Wire)
The Testpressing singles are available through Modern Love.