Amnesia Scanner & Bill Kouligas Drop Collaborative Album
'Lexachast' is available now via Pan.
Lexachast was initially birthed as an improvised performance between Amnesia Scanner and Kouligas at the ICA, London in 2015, and was later recreated and extended with visual artist van den Dorpel into a 15-minute online-only audiovisual work, known simply as Lexachast. It has since been expanded into a live show that has been performed at various international events, and this album now documents Lexachast in its current, full-grown form.
Whilst broadly inspired by the experience derived from and exposure to algorithmic patterns as generated by visual artist van den Dorpel’s specially-devised program, the work is a sonic reference to the fallouts of avant-EDM and cyberdrone. This is mirrored by the perturbing visuals, created by a unique algorithm that sources and blends various filtered imagery from DeviantArt and Flickr in real time, with a bias towards the NSFW, extreme banality, and ornamental melancholia. The results were a “perfect fit” for the deliberate intention of non-intent, an anti-video of sorts, which ended up as a defining element for the project, the label explains.
01. Lexachast I 04:23
02. Lexachast II 04:40
03. Lexachast III 01:00
04. Lexachast IV 07:19
05. Lexachast V 01:44
06. Lexachast VI 03:41
07. Lexachast VII 03:06
08. Lexachast VIII 02:25
09. Lexachast IX 05:41
Lexachast is available now via Pan, with a full stream below, alongside a video for “Lexachast IV.”