Nathan Fake

Nathan Fake

Label
Ninja Tune
Pays
Angleterre
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Né à Norfolk en Angleterre et héritier de l’electronica made in UK, Nathan Fake a su imprégner sa patte sur la scène anglaise : beats acidulés sur fond de synthétiseurs nappés ; et ce depuis ses premières sorties à l’âge de 19 ans. Bercé par Aphex Twin et Orbital qu’il entendait à la radio, Nathan Fake s’est rapidement passionné par la musique en étudiant le matériel que ceux-ci utilisaient pour produire leurs sons.
En 2012, à 29 ans, il sortait son 3ème album « Stream Days », un album qui retrace son chemin vers la maturité musicale, qu’il décrit lui même comme « son meilleur album à ce jour ». L’album oscille de manière incessante entre les deux limites du spectre de la musique électronique : mélodies apaisantes et arpégios orientés dancefloor.

Si sa carrière a été caractérisée par une polyvalence électronique habilement exécutée, pour ceux qui ne le connaissent pas il peut avoir un côté caméléonesque voire schizophrène. Mais il y a un point sur lequel Fake est resté constant durant toutes ses années : il reste un génie derrière ses machines quelques soit le projet sur lequel il travaille !

Son prochain album Providence sortira le 10 mars 2017. Pour patienter, il dévoile en décembre 2016 DEGREELESSNESS/Now We Know, un maxi en collaboration avec l’homme aux multiples alias, Dominick Fernow, a.k.a. Vatican Shadow, a.k.a. Prurient, a.k.a. Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement…

English

Growing up in Norfolk and attending a school where being into music made you an outsider, Nathan Fake’s early interest in the electronic scene came from hearing acts like Aphex Twin and Orbital on the radio and reading about the equipment they used in music magazines. Having begun to acquire and experiment with his own gear, an encounter with James Holden in 2003 led him to align with the then fledgling label Border Community, releasing his first material, the “Outhouse” single, that same year.

The relationship with Holden’s label continued with further EP releases – “The Sky Was Pink” and “Silent Night” – leading to his breakthrough debut album “Drowning In A Sea Of Love”, released in 2006 to widespread praise from the likes of Pitchfork and the Guardian, and hailed as one of Mixmag’s top albums of that year. Fake recorded two further albums for the label – 2009’s “Hard Islands” and “Steam Days” in 2012 – before establishing his own label Cambria Instruments in 2014 alongside former Border Community associate Wesley Matsel. Their collaborative single « Black Drift / Bismuth” was followed by Fake’s solo effort “Glaive” EP in 2015.

Throughout this time he also took on a number of impressive and diverse remixes, from Radiohead to Jon Hopkins to Clark, working for labels such as Ninja Tune, Domino, Warp and Kompakt. Extensive touring has taken his sound across the globe, including notable tours with Orbital, Four Tet, Jon Hopkins & Clark.

In September 2016 Nathan announced his signing to Ninja Tune with « DEGREELESSNESS / Now We Know” 12”, featuring NYC’s Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (Hospital Productions). This is the first music to be released from his forthcoming album for Ninja Tune, set for release in 2016.

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