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Symbolic Use Of Light

Where Is She




Wingless Victory

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UMFANG - Symbolic Use Of Light (LP - 180 Gram Vinyl)
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Record Label: Technicolour

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Release Date: 6/16/2017
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UMFANG will make her debut on Ninja Tune's Technicolour imprint with Symbolic Use Of Light on June 16, 2017. Previously sharing her analogue-based rhythmic excursions via video game music, 1080p, Phinery and Allergy Season, the New Yorker is a co-founder of Brooklyn's colossal Discwoman crew and resident at Bossa Nova Civic Clubs Technofeminism monthly.

She does not like to intellectualize her art, describing her process - recording tracks in live takes - as being rooted in catharsis, release and improvisation rather than any identifiable high-art aim: I want people to know that its accessible and that I taught myself and that you can learn too. Still, one can understand why critics seek to ascribe this animus to her work, as she brings a refreshing sonic signature to the form, remarked upon by Actress who recently invited her to record a mix for his co-host radio show with Benji B on BBC Radio 1 / 1Xtra: "Its techno, but shes got these very subtle different ways of starting a track and transitioning from one idea to another which is exactly what techno is about."

Her equipment - a couple of Boss DR 202s in the main, but also an x0xb0x and Korg Volca FM synth for the occasional alien noise - was the medium to record album tracks in live takes, with minimal post- production only for quick corrections. Nor was the record made with an album narrative in mind - tracks are a mix of old and new, produced in batches distinct to her frame of mind at the time of recording. "My process is really about sitting down and seeing what happens - it becomes a time-capsule of whatever works from that time period," she explains.