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JEGA

Jega is just one man, Dylan Nathan, an architecture-school classmate of Richard James (Aphex Twin) and Mike Paradinas (µ-ZIQ). He shares with them many of the same musical concerns, but didn’t get around to releasing his work commercially as quickly as they did. He released his first EP in 1996 on Skam (original home to Boards of Canada), and in 1998 released Spectrum on Paradinas’s Planet µ label (and, later, Matador).

Spectrum was a jarring view across the landscape of electronic music, more rollercoaster than Sunday drive, resulting in the cloying label “drill n bass.” In contrast, Geometry flows smoothly and more melodically from vista to vista, merging staccato 808 rhythmic workouts, digital swing, analog atmospherics, jittery electro-hop, and myriad other sounds into a dark and rather melancholy work.

Unlike Spectrum, Geometry will be released simultaneously worldwide, and Jega will be making numerous visits to the US for live appearances throughout the year. Dylan is also a licensed pilot, BMX fanatic, computer hacker, and a professional animator, currently working on a computer-animated video for the title track.

http://www.planet-mu.com/artists/Jega

http://www.matadorrecords.com/jega/biography.html

DISPLAYED

The artists in “Displayed” talk about their starts in the 90ies, some of them started just a few years ago. Their days and nights, jobs, lifes and thoughts, lonesome working in front of a computerscreen, composing, essences of a growing music culture. Its not about plane borders of a global dancefloor culture. These artists are talking about a self-full-filling progression (not only) in Electronic Art and this is what DISPLAYED is about. Listen.

Featuring: Plaid, Mouse on Mars, Capitol K., Solar X, Klaus Beyer, Jega, Freeform, Jimmy Edgar, Lazra Pink, Schlammpeitziger with live footage and atmospheres (more than 100 minutes on HD-PAL DVD )

DISPLAYED

“Electronic music has come of age..” this is a quotation from JEGA and pretty much explains my interest in doing late nite interviews in backrooms of clubs in 2006/07. But also the feeling, that those guys behind their laptops and covered in their dark sorroundings, because their artcreation happens in most cases during the nighttime, have an unique tradition with all the great composers in former music history. Nevertheless this kind of music is already close to hundred years of existence, when you consider its start in 1920. So we´re actually talking about somekind of classic music.

The artists in “Displayed” talk about their starts in the early 90ies. Their days and nights, jobs, lifes and thoughts, lonesome working in front of a computerscreen, composing, essences of a growing music culture. DISPLAYED does not show borders of the global dancefloor “culture”. These artists are talking about a selffullfilling progression in Electronic Arts in England, Germany, Spain, Australia and Los Angeles.